Minister of Health Hala Zayed. Al-Ahram
The centres are comprised of 830 vaccination centres previously set up by the health ministry as well as 270 converted youth centres, Health Minister Hala Zayed said in a statement on Monday.
The minister also issued directives for vaccination dates to be set within 24 hours for university students who register on the official vaccination website.
The government aims to vaccinate all university students and staff before the academic new year kicks off in mid-October.
The minister also said the Egypt Health Passport mobile application should be launched soon to help identify whether citizens are vaccinated.
A person’s vaccination status on the app will be colour-coded, where those who are fully vaccinated will receive a green notification, those who have had one dose will receive a yellow notification, and those who have not been vaccinated will receive red notifications.
The government has announced that it plans to vaccinate 40 million citizens by the end of 2021.
According to recent figures, over 13 million people have been vaccinated in Egypt.