Zayed: The US government supported Egypt with 8 million doses of the “Pfizer” and “Moderna” vaccines.
The Ministry of Health is negotiating, with the American company “Moderna”, to discuss the manufacture of the “Corona” virus vaccine through the factories of the “Vaccera” company in the city of October 6.
Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, said that the US government supported Egypt with about 8 million doses of the “Pfizer” and “Moderna” vaccines, to be supplied successively during the coming period, and it began with the arrival of 1.6 million doses of the “Pfizer” vaccine last week.
The Minister of Health added, during the press conference she held today with Jonathan Cohen, the US ambassador to Egypt, that she intends to visit the United States during the next month to discuss ways of cooperation between Egypt and America, in the health field and the provision of vaccines for the “Corona” virus.
The Minister pointed to the cooperation between Egypt and America, which continued during the Corona virus pandemic in the health field, especially in the field of professional medical education, through cooperation with major scientific institutions such as Harvard Medical School and the American Board of Directors.
She said that Egypt looks forward to more cooperation in the coming years with the US Aid Program for Egypt, which had a significant impact on family planning programs, motherhood and childhood programs, and education grants over the past years.
Zayed added that the epidemiological situation of the “Corona” virus in Egypt is witnessing stability, as we have witnessed a constant rate of injuries and deaths for 10 days.
She explained that if these rates stabilize during the current month of October and adhere to preventive and precautionary measures, it is expected that we will witness a confinement of the virus.
The minister indicated that 95% of the workers in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research were vaccinated, in addition to the vaccination of 70% of the workers in the Ministry of Education and Technical Education.
Jonathan Cohen, the US ambassador, said that Egypt provided the United States with shipments of medical aid at a time when the American Prime Time Zone were in dire need of medicines and medical supplies, to confront the “Corona” pandemic.
He added that the United States provided about 100 million doses of the “Corona” vaccine to more than 60 countries in the world, and supported the countries’ response to the pandemic by about $ 2 billion, to provide vaccines through the “Cofax” facility.
He pointed out that the US government pledged to provide another 2 billion dollars, through the “Cofax” initiative, through which more than 6 million doses of the “Corona” vaccine were provided to Egypt.
The article “Health” is negotiating with the American “Moderna” to manufacture the “Corona” vaccine locally, which was written in Al Borsa newspaper.