Egypt has so far secured a total of 150 million doses of eight different coronavirus vaccines since the start of the pandemic, Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.
As many as 29,305,504 people were fully vaccinated so far, the ministry said, adding that 38,839,210 people received their first coronavirus vaccine shot.
The shipment, delivered at Cairo International Airport, included 1,501,110 Pfizer doses, 462,000 Moderna doses, and 352,800 AstraZeneca doses.
Egypt has received 73 million doses of eight different coronavirus vaccines, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said on Monday.
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.
Egypt officially introduced on Wednesday Egypt Health Passport, an app on Google Play that allows citizens to prove they were vaccinated against coronavirus before traveling abroad.
Egypt’s Health Ministry said individuals will receive a booster coronavirus vaccine jab a year or more after receiving the vaccine.
The doses come as “part of our commitment to defeat the pandemic,” the embassy said in a tweet
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.
Half a million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine will also arrive during June
The country started its vaccination campaign in January, providing vaccine so far to thousands of medical workers, people suffering from chronic diseases and elderly.
Egypt has received 100,000 doses so far.