100,000 vaccinated against coronavirus at malls, metro stations in December: Health ministry

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Jan 2022

Some 100,000 people were vaccinated in metro stations, train stations and malls in Cairo and Alexandria in December, Egypt’s acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Monday.

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Citizen taking a jab of Covid-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of Egyptian health ministry Facebook page.

Health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said that there is a high turnout of people receiving vaccinations inside metro stations, train stations and malls, including at Sadat Metro Station, Gamal Abdel-Nasser Station, Helwan Station, Saad Zaghloul Station, as well as at Hyper One mall and Mall of Arabia.

There are four teams of medical and data entry personnel at every vaccination centre, in addition to social communication teams that organise entry into the centres, Abdel-Ghaffar said.

Egypt opened vaccination centres at Cairo metro stations in November.

Last month, Minister Abdel-Ghaffar announced that out of Egypt's 102 milllion population, some 21 million people had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 since the start of the vaccination campaign in 2021.

The country has also administered the initial coronavirus vaccine shots to 34.6 million people.

Egypt fell short of the World Health Organization’s global target for countries to fully vaccinate 40 percent of their populations by the end of 2021. 

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