Egyptian Health Minister
In a Cabinet meeting, Abdel Ghaffar noted that 500,000 booster vaccine shots have been administered in Egypt to priority groups.
Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed said the country by the end of October will be having a total of 70 million coronavirus vaccine doses in all.
Egypt’s Health Ministry said individuals will receive a booster coronavirus vaccine jab a year or more after receiving the vaccine.
Egypt will start vaccinating high school (secondary school) students against coronavirus within a month, Minister of Health Hala Zayed said in remarks to media on Sunday.
Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed said the country has received a total of 33.657 million doses of AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik V and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed revealed that 1.6 million of State's administrative apparatus personnel were vaccinated against coronavirus
Zayed also affirmed Egypt’s readiness to provide coronavirus vaccine doses to the Lebanese people after Egypt achieves self-sufficiency in this regard, a statement by the Egyptian Health Ministry read.
Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed announced on Wednesday the reception of the first million doses of the Sinovac vaccine manufactured locally after finishing evaluation tests.
In a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Zayed explained the quantities of the raw material set to be exported to Egypt to produce more Sinovac vaccine doses.
The treatment will be carried out through the most expensive drug worldwide, Zayed said in press remarks, which costs $2-3 million per dose.
The ministry has allocated 165 ambulances to transfer the injured Palestinians, including 50 equipped with intensive care units and ventilators.
In a Cabinet meeting, Zayed said 5,845 coronavirus cases have been recorded this week compared to only 1,248 on the same week last year.
She affirming that the surge in cases this month was expected as it coincides with religious occasions, including Ramadan, and related social activities that help the virus to spread.
Zayed said Egypt has contracted with China’s Sinopharm to receive 20 million vaccine doses
At a press conference she held Thursday to review the developments of the epidemiological situation of the coronavirus in Egypt, Zayed urged citizens to drink more water during Ramadan.
This comes as Health Minister Hala Zayed said Egypt is expected to receive 5 million AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of this month and another 3 million doses by May.
The new shipment adds to 350,000 Sinopharm doses already imported by Egypt over the recent months, including 300,000 doses also as a gift.
Speaking at the 43rd anniversary of the Egyptian Doctor’s Day, Zayed said doctors bravely sacrificed themselves to fight the pandemic, despite all hardships.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said the ministry’s hospitals is set to receive 33 injured Sudanese people in succession.
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.