Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar revealed that the number of citizens targeted to receive the vaccination has reached 50 million citizens, according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization.
Egyptian Ministry of Health has provided laboratory reagents specialized in diagnosing monkeypox at central laboratories of the ministry.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the daily average of recoveries recorded 100, bringing the total number of recoveries to 444,703.
Egypt has fully vaccinated 33,820,506 people against coronavirus, Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Tuesday.
Egypt saw a drop in coronavirus cases and deaths by 54 percent and 45 percent respectively over the past week, Ministry of Health spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar has said.
"The target groups are from the age of 18 years onwards,” said Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the Ministry spokesman.
In telephone remarks to Ala Masoliety program on Sada El-Balad, Abdel-Ghaffar said the country seeks to vaccinate 70 percent of the target group by mid-2022.
Life will go back to normal after vaccinating 70 percent of the Egyptian population; 40 percent have been jabbed thus far, according to the Ministry of Health.
The government is targeting to vaccinate 72 million people aged above 12 years old.
This is the lowest daily coronavirus count recorded by the country since 19 January amid a significant drop in cases over the past days.
UNICEF and the Government of Japan signed and exchanged notes for a new collaboration between UNICEF and the Embassy of Japan titled ‘Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination in Egypt’ at the premises of the Ministry of International Cooperation. This collaboration aims to support the COVID-19 vaccination in Egypt and to establish effective cold chain systems for vaccines storage.
The spokesperson appealed to citizens to adhere to the necessary precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.
The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals reached 85.1 percent, after receiving the necessary medical care according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Tuesday.
More than 672,000 citizens have been vaccinated with the third booster dose of the Corona vaccine, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
The vaccination and precautionary measures helped reduce admissions to hospitals.
The compulsory vaccination decision was among a set of rules taken by the supreme committee responsible for managing the coronavirus crisis on Saturday, the statement said.
The poll, conducted on a sample of adults over the age of 18, revealed that that they approve the vaccination of children in light of the cabinet's approval to jab such age category and amid wide-spread vaccination all over the world.
All vaccines are similar when it comes to the side effects but vary in terms of effectiveness.
The use of the forged vaccination certificate is a mother crime that is punishable by imprisonment in accordance with the Penal Code.
This number stands for those who are fully vaccinated and those who administered one dose, he said, adding that this number is expected to increase before the end of the year.