The U.S. Embassy announces the donation by the United States Government of 57,600 doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated doses of vaccine arrived via COVAX in Georgetown on August 13. This brings to total number of vaccines donated to Guyana through the COVAX distribution to 165,600.
This donation will help protect the Guyanese people from the ravages of the COVID-19 and assist the Ministry of Health in their efforts to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
“We are pleased that Guyana is one of the countries to receive vaccines under the plan announced by President Biden this month to donate 80 million doses of vaccine around the world,” said Ambassador Lynch.
These 1.5 million doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world. As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.
As President Biden said,
“From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well. This is about our responsibility — our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can — and our responsibility to our values. We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic, working alongside our global partners.”
June 27, 2021