The Health and Population Ministry on Sunday will begin vaccinating medical teams in isolation, chest and fever hospitals with the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, official ministry sources announced on Friday. Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed assured that Egypt has plenty of available doses, and that the Vaccine Alliance Gavi will supply Egypt with 20 percent of its vaccination needs. The Health Ministry announced plans earlier to roll out its vaccination campaign at the beginning of February, beginning with the elderly, healthcare workers, and those with underlying health conditions. Egypt also launched a website for anyone eager to take the Chinese vaccine for COVID-19. Egypt has already received several doses of the Sinopharm vaccine and is expecting more shipments, the Health Ministry announced.
Source: Egypt Independent January 23, 2021 08:26 UTC