Egypt allocates mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics for elderly, pensioners 1-10 every month



Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 11:25 GMT


Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 11:25 GMT

An Egyptian medical worker provides a vaccine shot to a citizen - Health Ministry

An Egyptian medical worker provides a vaccine shot to a citizen - Health Ministry

CAIRO - 3 June 2021: The Egyptian Health Ministry on Wednesday announced launching mobile clinics to provide coronavirus vaccine shots to the elderly and pensioners from 1 to 10 every month.

The mobile clinics will be stationed in front of post offices and pension and insurance offices in all governorates, the ministry said.

Thia aims to make it easier for the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases who are willing to receive the vaccine, the ministry added.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Wednesday said 2.5 million citizens have been vaccinated against coronavirus.

The premier noted that the state is planning to vaccinate 40 percent of citizens by the end of the year.
Health Minister Hala Zayed late in May said medical teams will make home visits to vaccinate homebound people against coronavirus nationwide.

The ministry said citizens suffering from illness that disables them from leaving their homes can submit a request to receive the vaccine at home through contacting the hotline no. 15335.

They will then receive an SMS informing them of the vaccination place.

The decision is applied on those who are unable to move due to suffering from paraplegia, quadriplegia, polio, Parkinson's, arthropathy, neurological diseases, pelvic fractures, lower extremities amputation, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord atrophy, multiple sclerosis (MS) and myasthenia.

Vaccination will be carried out in homes through teams that are well-trained and provided with the logistic support required.

Two ambulances will be equipped in each governorate to move the vaccination teams to these citizens’ homes.
The ministry said 27 of the available vaccination centers will be allocated to send medical teams to the homebound citizens.

Citizens who are unable to move due to the old age or suffering from chronic diseases can contact the Egyptian Ambulance Organization at no. 123 to request an ambulance.



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