Up to 500 Egyptian citizen receives messages to get 3rd dose against COVID-19



Mon, 27 Dec 2021 - 10:53 GMT


Mon, 27 Dec 2021 - 10:53 GMT

CAIRO – 27 December 2021: Up to 500 Egyption citizen have received messages to get their third [booster] dose of against COVID-19 according to spokesperson of the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.

He added in televised statements that those who have been vaccinated six months ago are receiving currently their third dose and that the messages are sent automatically to citizens based on their vaccination date.

Egypt received a total of more than 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

The shipment, delivered at Cairo International Airport, included 1,501,110 Pfizer doses, 462,000 Moderna doses, and 352,800 AstraZeneca doses.

The vaccines were delivered through COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) in cooperation with the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), said the ministry.

The doses will be distributed to vaccination centers nationwide after undergoing examinations at the labs of the Egyptian Drug Authority, the ministry added.

During a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Abdel Ghaffar stated that there are currently 62 million anti-COVID-19 vaccine doses available for use in Egypt.

He added that the number of citizens who got the first dose only is 33.8 million while those who received the second one amount to 20 million.

 The Health Ministry said Sunday that 823 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak to 381,343.

In a statement, Abdel Ghaffar said 37 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 21,608.

As many as 543 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 317,199 so far, the spokesman said




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