More than half of Guyana’s Prison Service and Defense Force officers have received their vaccines

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As the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continues to be a discussion in the county, two members of the Joint Services; the Guyana Defense Force and the Guyana Prison Service has released their figures on vaccinated officers.

Public Relations Officer of the GDF Heppilena Ferguson told media operatives, 90% of it’s ranks have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while over 43% have received their second dose.

Meanwhile, newly installed Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Prison Service Rajiv Bisnauth disclosed that over 60% of its officers and staff members took both doses of the vaccine. He mentioned, “Based on the Prison population more than 50 percent of inmates have received their COVID-19 vaccine. A weekly vaccination drive in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is ongoing at each Prison location. Further an initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures among inmates are also high on the GPS agenda.”

Guyana’s Police Force and Fire Service are yet to release their figures on vaccinated officers.

The Government in it’s latest gazetted COVID-19 order mandates that anyone accessing any public building in the country whether it be government owned or privately owned must show proof of vaccination before entering.

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