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Guyana: Ministry of Health shares update on COVID vaccination campaign

Guyana: The Guyana Ministry of Health shared an update on the vaccination campaign in the country on July 21, 2022. According to the Ministry of Health, the population 18 years and older, approximately 67.1% are vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination Update – July 21, 2022

Population aged 18 and over

Collective immunity – 67.1% and above.

Population aged 12 to 17

Collective immunity – 35.4% and above.

Population 5 to 11 years old

Total delivery of first dose – 1.0%

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and will prevent you from becoming seriously ill or being hospitalized if you contract COVID-19.

Note: For some vaccines, you will need two doses for the best protection against COVID-19.

After your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, your body takes two weeks to protect itself. After these two weeks, you are considered fully vaccinated.

Adolescents aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 18 and over are advised to receive a COVID-19 booster dose after completing the primary vaccine series.

Parents are advised to have their children aged 5 to 11 vaccinated to protect them against serious illness or hospitalization.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

In addition, the Chronic Disease Unit of the Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE), also organized a training session on the prohibition of advertising, promotion and Tobacco Sponsorship (TAPS) with members of Guyana Police and Customs. Anti-narcotics unit.

This training was conducted with the aim of sensitizing organizations on Guyana’s tobacco control law.

The officers present at the training session were engaged in role-playing activities to equip them with the skills to deal with various aspects of the law.

Also present at the training session were Dr. Shelieza Gopie, technical officer for tobacco and alcohol control, attached to the Ministry of Health and Ms. Dionne Browne, coordinator of health management, well-being and environment attached to the Ministry of Education.