Cairo international airport receives 1st patch of Johnson & Johnson vaccine



Mon, 09 Aug 2021 - 12:54 GMT


Mon, 09 Aug 2021 - 12:54 GMT

CAIRO – 9 August 2021: Cairo international airport received, Monday the first patch of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine against coronavirus.

According to the Ministry of Health, this shipment which included 21,600 doses of the vaccine, will be will be assigned to travelers. Other shipments are to be received in the coming period.

Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said the shipment will undergo tests at the labs of The Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA).

He noted that the specialized centers to vaccinate travelers are ready to receive those willing to get the dose and issue vaccination certificates.

The spokesman also urged citizens to register their names again at the ministry's website to get vaccinated. The website is and affirmed that the vaccination is free of charge.

The Health Ministry said Sunday that 65 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak to 284,706.

In a statement, Megahed said 9 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,575.

As many as 402 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 233,227 so far, the spokesman said.

Health Minister Hala Zayed said last month that Egypt will receive 148.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine between August and the year end.

The doses will be sufficient to inoculate 83.7 million citizens, the minister said during the weekly cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli at the cabinet headquarters in new Alamein city.




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