Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine arrives at Javits Vaccination Site- CC via Flickr/ Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine arrives at Javits Vaccination Site
CAIRO – 23 October 2021: The Cairo International Airport will receive a third batch of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, said the Egyptian Ministry of Health on Saturday.
The third batch of 1,058,000 doses is part of the ministry’s plan to offer varieties of anti-Coronavirus vaccines, especially for travelers, the ministry added.
The shipment will be distributed to vaccination centers allocated for travelers. The shipment arrived in Egypt as part of the initiative reached between the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and UNICEF for the African Union countries.
On September 4, 2021, Egypt received the second batch of 525,600 J&J doses, while the first patch of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine against coronavirus was given to Egypt on August 9, 2021. The first batch included 21,600 doses.
On Friday, Egypt recorded 885 COVID-19 infections, and 44 deaths as well as 713 recoveries at isolation hospitals.
As such, the total figures became 322,852 infections, 18,195 deaths, and 272,505 recoveries.
Egypt’s Health Ministry said citizens will receive a booster anti-COVID-19 vaccine jab a year or more after receiving the original two doses.