Up to 37 million Egyptian citizen have received their first Covid-19 dose of the vaccine, while other 25 million have received the two doses all around the country according to spokesperson of the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.
The shipment, delivered at Cairo International Airport, included 1,501,110 Pfizer doses, 462,000 Moderna doses, and 352,800 AstraZeneca doses.
According to informed sources, the shipment included 462,000 Moderna doses and 1,501,000 Pfizer doses. The shipment was handed to the Ministry of Health, according to the sources.
Egypt received its second shipment of the American-made Moderna vaccine, comprising more than 3.5 million doses on Friday.
Egypt will receive two million Sinovac doses from China within days, Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed told Egypt Today.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed said on Wednesday that Egypt will soon manufacture the US coronavirus vaccine Moderna.
Egyptian Minister Hala Zayed stated Monday that Egypt is negotiating to domestically manufacture anti-COVID vaccine “Modern” at its factories at VACSERA.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said Egypt seeks to allocate a production line in its Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) for the manufacturing of the vaccine of the American pharmaceutical company Moderna.
Moderna Inc will join the S&P 500 index as of the start of trading on July 21, replacing Alexion Pharmaceuticals, S&P Dow Jones Indices said in a statement on Thursday.
The US-based company's vaccine was shown to have 94% efficacy against COVID-19 in final trials.