The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to receive new batches of the emerging corona virus vaccine “Chinese Sinopharm” during the coming period.
Egypt is scheduled to sign an agreement to manufacture the Coronavirus vaccine with the Chinese company Sinovac, through the Holding Company for Biological Preparations and Vaccines (Vaxira).
Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, said that the World Health Organization has sent international experts to assess the performance of Vaxira’s factories in preparation for the start of manufacturing in Egypt and export to African countries, and new batches are expected to arrive during the coming period from Sinopharm.
Today, Thursday morning, the Ministry of Health received 854.4 thousand doses of the emerging corona virus vaccine produced by the “AstraZeneca” company, at Cairo International Airport, as the first batch to arrive in Egypt under the “Kovacs” agreement in cooperation with the International Alliance for Serums and Vaccines (GAVI), the World Health Organization, and the organization ” UNICEF, ”is among the 40 million doses scheduled to be received in succession.
Zayed indicated that the World Health Organization and UNICEF support Egypt in its plan to address the emerging corona virus pandemic, and to continue this support with the arrival of the first shipment of emerging corona virus vaccines to Egypt as part of the “Kovacs” agreement.
And she added that getting vaccinations contributes to completing the vaccination process for citizens, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases, to protect them from the risk of contracting the virus.
Dr. Mohamed Hassani, Assistant Minister of Health and Population for Public Health Initiatives, said that the “AstraZeneca” vaccine has received emergency use approval from the World Health Organization and the Egyptian Medicines Authority, as it has proven 76% effective in preventing Coronavirus, and 100% protection from accessing cases. Medium and severe.
Hassani added that this shipment will be subjected to analysis in the Egyptian Drug Authority laboratories before completing the vaccination of medical staff and eligible categories of citizens with chronic diseases and the elderly, pointing out that the recipient of the “AstraZeneca” vaccine will receive the second dose after 12 weeks (3 months) of receipt. The first dose.
Hassani added that Egypt is one of the first African countries to receive the doses that will be provided by the international coalition, indicating that shipments will be received in succession during the coming period, which will contribute to expanding the range of vaccinations and controlling the epidemic.
He pointed out that Egypt had received two gift shipments from the Republic of China, which included 600 thousand doses of the Sinopharma vaccine, in addition to two gifts of the same vaccine from the UAE, estimated at 80 thousand doses.
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