Guyana to receive 224,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week

According to the report, of the 224,000 doses; a quota of 24,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine which is being donated by the World Health Organization’s COVID -19 Vaccine Global Access, will arrive on Monday and another 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, it was stated that the government is also working to secure another 200,000 doses of the Russian vaccine.       

Ali revealed that the first 200,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine will cost the government G$800 million (US $4 million) as one dose costs G$4,000 (US $20) and would also result in adjustments to this year’s Budget as health is the top priority.

Ali was quoted as saying, “Right now, we are finalising the logistics to bring that 200,000 in. We have established a supply chain. We have established the storage facility. We had meetings with the private sector because we have to bring all the storage capacity together to get this done.”

The government is also seeking to roll out a pre-vaccination process to have forms available in communities and online to reduce the time it takes for someone to get vaccinated.

To date, Guyana has received 103,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including the AstraZeneca vaccine and the Sinopharm vaccine from China.

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  • brandli62  On 03/27/2021 at 10:20 am

    Here is the list (see https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/18/belgian-minister-accidentally-tweets-eus-covid-vaccine-price-list) of what the EU is paying for corona virus vaccines per dose to the manufacturers (prices converted from EUR to USD):

    – Oxford/AstraZeneca: USD 2.00
    – Johnson & Johnson: USD 8.50
    – Pfizer/BioNTech: USD 14.20
    – Moderna: USD 18.00

    I am only listing those vaccines that have gained FDA or EMA (European Medicine Agency) approval.

    The Russian Sputnik V vaccine is uses an adenovirus vector, similar to the AstraZenca and J&J vaccines. At USD 20.00 per dose, the Russians are not offering Guyana a bargain. They are actually making money on these sales. By contrast, AstraZeneca is selling at non-profit rate. They are expecting to make profits and second generation corona virus vaccines.

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