Cairo International Airport received on Wednesday night a shipment of 1,501,000 Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shots coming from the United States.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the ministry’s official spokesman, confirmed that this vaccine shipment will be examined in the laboratories of the Egyptian Drug Authority before being distributed to vaccination centers in all governorates.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said 60 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 23,409.
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 clinical studies asserted that the vaccination is safe for pregnant women, he said, adding that there are no negative side effects on them.
The head of the Scientific Committee to Combat Corona at the Ministry of Health Hossam Hosni, revealed that Egypt has booked 70,000 doses of the new Pfizer drug “Paxilovide,” which is used to treat moderate cases.
"With today’s delivery, the United States has now provided over 16 million doses of Coronavirus vaccines to Egypt” US Chargé d’Affaires, Nicole Shampaine said.
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.
Covid will become an endemic disease as early as 2024, CNBC quoted Pfizer executives as saying Friday.
Egypt has opened the registration window to the children on Tuesday, November 30, provided that parents of those who are aged 12-15 shall provide approvals of vaccinating his children.
Egypt’s Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad said teenagers aged 12-15 will get Covid-19 vaccination.
Schools in Egypt will not receive the BioNTech/Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine due to storage conditions, Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said on Wednesday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population revealed a relative increase in the number of daily infections with Corona, stressing that the whole world is witnessing the same increase.
He pointed out that the total doses of the "Pfizer" vaccine that Egypt has received so far has reached 8,255,520 doses.
Egypt's first Pfizer vaccines shipment arrived from the US in late September.
Egyptian Minister Hala Zayed stated Monday that Egypt is negotiating to domestically manufacture anti-COVID vaccine “Modern” at its factories at VACSERA.
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.
A total of 13.4 million doses were administered to citizens so far.
These shipments of vaccines will be provided in travel vaccination centers, the ministry added.