Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 07:53 GMT
A member of medical staff shows a used sample container at a test centre for coronavirus disease at Havelhoehe community hospital in Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch -/File Photo
Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January, starting with the medical teams at quarantine hospitals, for being on top of priority groups in terms of vaccination.
Late in January, Egypt received 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the second batch to be delivered to the country after the China’s Sinopharm batch in December.
Speaking before the House of Representatives in February, Zayed said that Egypt received on that day the third batch of the Chinese vaccine.
She added that Egypt managed to strike international deals to import 100 million vaccine doses in 2021 thanks to its good relations with other countries.
Zayed said in statements to MBC channel, that the Ministry will start vaccinating the elderly along with people with chronic diseases against COVID, in mid-February.