Guyana: The Ministry of Health of Guyana shared an update on the vaccination drive in the country on July 21, 2022. As per the health ministry, the population of 18 years and older, around 67.1 percent are vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccination Update – July 21, 2022
Population 18 Years and Older
Herd Immunity – 67.1% and counting.
Population 12 to 17 Years Old
Herd Immunity – 35.4% and counting.
Population 5 to 11 Years Old
Total First Dose Administration – 1.0%
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Note: For some vaccines you will need two doses for the best protection against COVID-19.
After your final COVID-19 vaccine dose, it takes two weeks for your body to build up protection. After those two weeks, you are considered fully vaccinated.
Adolescents between ages 12 to 17 and Adults 18 years and above are advised to get a COVID-19 booster dose after completing the primary vaccine series.
Parents are advised to get their children between ages 5 to 11 vaccinated to protect them from becoming seriously ill or hospitalized.
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Further, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Chronic Diseases Unit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE), also held a training session on the Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) Ban with members of the Guyana Police Force and Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit.
This training was conducted in an effort to sensitize the organizations on the Tobacco Control Act for Guyana.
The officers present at the training session were engaged in role-playing activities to equip them with the necessary skill set to tackle 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, Health, Wellness and Environmental Management Coordinator attached to the Ministry of Education.