Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed received on Monday the second shot of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine, as part of the country’s participation in the phase 3 clinical trials of the vaccine.
The minister had the vaccine injected at the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), Egypt's official producer of vaccines and sera, 21 days after taking an earlier shot on 28 September.
The vaccine trial is being carried out in Egypt in cooperation with the Chinese government and the UAE's G42 Healthcare.
Zayed had earlier announced that some 6,000 people in Egypt would take part in the trials.
Phase 3 involves testing the efficacy and safety of the vaccine before it is licensed, and involves several thousands of volunteers.