Tag: COVID-19 UPDATE

Vaccination for 5-11 age group begins next week

Vaccination for 5-11 age group begins next week

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- June 3, 2022

The vaccination of children ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19 will be rolled out in the coming week, as Guyana ... Read More

Persons with flu-like symptoms should get tested for COVID-19

Persons with flu-like symptoms should get tested for COVID-19

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- June 2, 2022

Persons who are experiencing upper respiratory tract symptoms like sore throat and runny nose, should get tested for Covid-19, as ... Read More

No adverse effects of J&J vaccine found locally – FDA’s restriction is just a precaution – Health Minister

No adverse effects of J&J vaccine found locally – FDA’s restriction is just a precaution – Health Minister

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- May 6, 2022

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the restricted use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine ... Read More

Health Minister commends media on COVID-19 reportage

Health Minister commends media on COVID-19 reportage

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- May 4, 2022

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony on Wednesday noted that the circulation of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has not ... Read More

Guyana taking community-based approach to eliminate malaria by 2030

Guyana taking community-based approach to eliminate malaria by 2030

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- April 26, 2022

A new approach will be taken to fight malaria in Guyana even as local health authorities are working hard to ... Read More

Health Ministry urges TB patients to use medications

Health Ministry urges TB patients to use medications

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- March 24, 2022

─ on World TB DAY The Ministry of Health is taking all necessary steps to ensure patients with Tuberculosis (TB) ... Read More

Health Ministry, Harvard University conducting “cutting edge” study on malaria parasites

Health Ministry, Harvard University conducting “cutting edge” study on malaria parasites

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- March 23, 2022

The Ministry of Health has partnered with the Harvard University, to carry out studies of the malaria parasite, to detect ... Read More

Dr. Anthony urges vaccination of adolescents before school reopens

Dr. Anthony urges vaccination of adolescents before school reopens

Shania Gonsalves Shania Gonsalves- March 22, 2022

With plans by the Ministry of Education to fully reopen schools after the Easter holiday, Minister of Health, Dr. Frank ... Read More

Ophthalmology programme to target remote communities

Ophthalmology programme to target remote communities

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- March 21, 2022

The Ministry of Health will be targeting patients in remote areas with the launch of the pilot ‘Community Ophthalmology Programme.’ ... Read More

Gov’t finalising new Mental Health Legislation, Suicide Prevention Bill

Gov’t finalising new Mental Health Legislation, Suicide Prevention Bill

Natasha Smith-Thomas Natasha Smith-Thomas- March 17, 2022

Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony said the government is finalising the new Mental Health Legislation and the Suicide Prevention ... Read More

COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.