First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccines Arrives

Some 45,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccines arrived in country at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday (October 27) at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. This shipment, a gift from the Government of Suriname, represents a portion of the 145,000 does that are expected to arrive by the end of this week.

As previously announced, the Ministry of Health & Wellness will prioritize the members of the public, who are due their second dose. These persons must schedule an appointment via the online portal at or call the Vaccination Centre at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683). Persons will be able to choose their preferred date, time and vaccination centre. The online portal will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28.

Members of the public should take a government-issued identification (school ID for students) or letter from a Justice of the Peace and their vaccination card to their appointments.

Another 100,620 purchased from the COVAX Facility is expected by the end of the week. These dosages will cover all the persons currently due their second dose of the vaccine.