Coronavirus Vaccine

Egypt expected to receive 854K coronavirus vaccine doses starting Wednesday

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 06:43 GMT

The country started its vaccination campaign in January, providing vaccine so far to thousands of medical workers, people suffering from chronic diseases and elderly.

Large quantity of coronavirus vaccine to arrive in Egypt within days: health official

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 09:10 GMT

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.

Pictures: Egypt vaccinates 1,141 sick, elderly on 1st campaign day

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 12:16 GMT

The ministry has allocated 40 centers in the governorates for citizens to get the vaccine, including the Nozha medical center, Al-Qattameya medical center and Al-Zohor medical center in Cairo.

Egypt’s president urges ensuring fair coronavirus distribution, backing African health systems

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 08:50 GMT

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli delivered the speech on behalf of President Sisi before a virtual meeting of the African Union (AU) Summit Bureau

Egyptians aged above 40 yrs start registering for COVID-19 vaccination Sunday

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 12:26 GMT

The eligible citizens have to take two shots of the vaccine (21 days apart) at a cost of LE 200 (US$ 12.73) per shot.

Egypt will receive 300K doses of Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 04:21 GMT

Egypt has received 100,000 doses so far.

Egypt’s Sisi reassures citizens about Ethiopian Dam, vaccination strategy

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 11:22 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi surprisingly made remarks to MBC Masr’s Al-Hekaya program via telephone on Saturday night, where he discussed a number of topics, including the Ethiopian Dam talks and vaccination plans.

COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive at Egypt’s quarantine hospitals for medical workers

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 07:46 GMT

The vaccine will be distributed starting on Sunday from Abu Khalifa hospital allocated for quarantine in the northern governorate of Ismailia

UK approves use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, orders 10m more doses

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 04:06 GMT

The US-based company's vaccine was shown to have 94% efficacy against COVID-19 in final trials.

Egypt to obtain coronavirus vaccine doses from Pfizer, AstraZeneca after negotiations: Cabinet

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 - 08:46 GMT

Cabinet’s spokesman Nader Saad said Egypt is negotiating with the American Pfizer and the British-Swedish AstraZeneca to obtain batches of coronavirus vaccine.

Egypt’s Health Ministry, Chinese amb. sign MoU to enhance vaccine cooperation

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 08:39 GMT

The MoU aims to continue coordination and communication between the two sides in various health fields.

Health min., UAE’s G42 chairman discuss supplying Cairo with batches of COVID-19 vaccine

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 10:34 GMT

Minister of Health and Population Dr Hala Zayed met on Thursday with the UAE’s G42 healthcare company CEO Peng Xiao and Chief Operating Officer Mansoor Al Mansoori to discuss supplying Cairo with other batches of the Covid-19 vaccine, Health Ministry spokesman Dr Khaled Megahed said.

Egypt to obtain 0.5 M COVID-19 doses by end of December: Cabinet Spox

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 11:45 GMT

Egypt will obtain 20 million vaccine doses from the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Saad said, adding that the ministry has been directed to provide additional 10 million doses.

Egypt’s MoH flies to UAE for more COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 10:40 GMT

The minister will discuss the outcomes of the clinical researches conducted o the Chinese vaccine.

Egypt’s health minister says Sinopharm vaccine will be distributed free of charge

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 09:33 GMT

The priority in distributing the vaccine will be given to the medical staff in isolation hospitals, as well as chest and fevers hospitals, she said.

Egypt receives 1st batch of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine after showing 86% efficacy

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 10:42 GMT

The priority will be given to the medical staff, especially those working in isolation hospitals, as well as chest and fevers hospitals.

Egypt reports 207 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 - 10:55 GMT

Egypt's Health Ministry said Wednesday it reported 207 new coronavirus cases, upping the total number of confirmed cases in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak to 108,329.

FM Shoukry says Egypt ready to cooperate with Russia in coronavirus vaccine production

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 01:16 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday has expressed Egypt’s readiness to cooperate with Russia in jointly manufacturing and producing the Russian coronavirus vaccine, as he met with the Russian industry minister.

Egyptian health minister gets 2nd shot of candidate coronavirus vaccine

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 10:40 GMT

Health Minister Hala Zayed headed on Monday to Egypt’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) to take the second shot of the candidate coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese company Sinopharm.

Egypt’s health minister takes part in clinical trial of Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 - 08:26 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed on Monday participated in the clinical trial of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine, which Egypt is carrying out, along with many countries including the United Arab Emirates.