COVID-19: Guyana to shortly receive single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines

– to be administered in interior locations


Jun 01, 2021 – Kaieteur News – In a matter of weeks, the country is expected to receive approximately 150,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that were procured by the Government. This is according to the Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony (photo at left) as he made the disclosure during his daily COVID-19 update yesterday.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine now joins the other three types of COVID-19 vaccines that the country has procured that are currently being administered to the adult population. Those vaccines are the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm (China) and the Sputnik V (Russia) vaccines.         

The Johnson & Johnson is a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that was given emergency use authorisation earlier in the year by the United States of America Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is the third vaccine that was approved by the FDA and is said to prevent COVID-19 in persons 18 years of age and older.

Dr. Anthony in his update said that Guyana was able to source the vaccine through a partnership between CARICOM and the African Union. He added that the African Union has allocated a total of 1.5 million doses to the Caribbean and out of that set, the country is slated to receive 150,000 doses.
“Last week we made a down payment on those doses, so we are hopeful that during June, we are able to get those vaccines,” Dr. Anthony said.

He added that those vaccines, when received, would be distributed in the interior areas, since those areas are difficult to reach. “It will be very appropriate to use that especially in the interior areas, because some of those areas are very difficult to reach and if you give the one shot that will be very helpful for the staff out there. So we are very happy to source the J&J vaccine and as soon as we get them, we will start distributing them and rolling them out into those communities,” the Minister pointed out.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine now joins the other three types of COVID-19 vaccines that the country has procured that are currently being administered to the adult population. Those vaccines are the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and the Sputnik V vaccines.


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  • brandli62  On 06/02/2021 at 6:48 am

    You might have different views about the Ali administration, but with regard to the covid-19 vaccination program the public health officials have been doing an excellent job. Guyana doesn’t lag much behind many countries in Europe. The move to purchase the one-shot J&J vaccine to vaccinate the population in the interior is a wise move. My wife was vaccinated the J&J vaccine four weeks ago in California. It’s safe and effective. Let’s hope J&J will be able to differ the vaccine as promised.

  • brandli62  On 06/02/2021 at 6:49 am


  • Chris Prashad  On 06/03/2021 at 12:49 pm

    Our people perish from lack of knowledge while the psychopaths and their money hungry minions enrich themselves at the expense of the gullible idiots in our midst.
    What virus or viruses are these so-called vaccines protecting the people from???
    Let this doctor provide the evidence backed up by the required scientific research. I dare him to do so….
    Does he know what the Nuremberg codes relating to this experimental jabs are????
    Does he know what is the meaning of INFORMED CONSENT ????
    What the psychopaths are not telling the public is that what is killing some people is not any Covid virus but a biological weapon they created in 1964 and released it in certain areas of the world in 2019 hence the name Covid 19
    Now they have released another such biological weapon in India and Brazil – a waterborne bacteria created in 1969 and have the balls to name it Covid 69
    Do your diligent research. You don’t have to believe me. Blessed are those who refused to take the poison/jabs.
    To the criminals waiting on their payouts I have news for you. The so-called Covid bonds are worthless and illegal. There will be no payouts.

    • Chris  On 06/03/2021 at 11:16 pm

      Did someone spike your beverage?

    • Chris  On 06/04/2021 at 12:54 pm

      How the Pfizer and other mRNA vaccines work:

      mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that will trigger an immune response without using the live virus that causes COVID-19. Once triggered, our body then makes antibodies. These antibodies help us fight the infection if the real virus does enter our body in the future.

      ‘RNA’ stands for ribonucleic acid, which is a molecule that provides cells with instructions for making proteins. Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines contain the genetic instructions for making the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19.

      You are not being poisoned when you are vaccinated nor will you contract the virus after you have been vaccinated. Get informed before spreading crazy conspiracy theories.

      • Chris Prashad  On 06/04/2021 at 4:09 pm

        You are the one spreading false information about the so-called vaccines. The Corona viruses have been with us for hundreds of years and none was more dangerous than the flu viruses. What virus or viruses are these so-called vaccines protecting people from when even the CDC has not been able to isolate any such virus or viruses. Explain to the people why despite the claims by the deep state psychopaths and parasites, why there has not been any significant spike in the normal annual death rates of any country…. in fact many countries have reported lower annual death rates. You cannot classify biological weapons as naturally occurring viruses. They are totally different organisms.
        Do over your homework because you just scored a failed grade.
        You can call me what ever you want… conspiratory theorist or what ever but I deal with facts and real scientific research and evidence not doctored TRASH being passed as scientific evidence.

      • Chris  On 06/04/2021 at 7:50 pm

        Do you wear a mask in public?

      • Chris Prashad  On 06/04/2021 at 8:00 pm

        In answer to your question – do you wear mask in public???? My answer is NO. And no one can force me to and I do not require any of my employees to wear any either unless the work environment is dusty or hazardous.
        We are no body’s guinea pigs. This mandate is unconstitutional and illegal and those who are involved in this criminal act are in for a very rude awakening in the very near future.

  • wally n  On 06/03/2021 at 1:57 pm

    OK Doc….you’re up…take the ball

    • brandli62  On 06/05/2021 at 2:19 am

      Wally, Chris P. is a lost soul. The other Chris has been doing his best. Talking to a wall…. No time for this hogwash. Vaccinations for cover-19 are making a positive impact all over the world. Facts are facts.

      • Chris Prashad  On 06/05/2021 at 7:39 am

        Your ignorance and stupidity is is so glaring!
        What facts are you referring to…. ????
        The mainstream media hogwash???

  • brandli62  On 06/03/2021 at 4:09 pm

    OMG, I do not even know where to start. Just get vaccinated, read less conspiracy theories, and to on with your life.

  • Chris Prashad  On 06/05/2021 at 1:46 pm

    This is for all the mask wearing and pro vaccines sheeple out there….

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