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Egypt receives first shipment of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine raw material

The Health Ministry also received a new shipment of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

Ahram Online , Friday 21 May 2021
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Egypt received the first shipment on Friday of the raw material used to manufacture China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine in the country, the Ministry of Health and Population announced.

The health ministry also announced that a new shipment of 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine arrived on the same plane.

According to the ministry, the first shipment of Sinovac’s raw material is enough to manufacture 2 million doses at the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) by the end of June.

The local end-product will then undergo assessment by the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) for several weeks before they become available.

VACSERA plans to produce more than 5 million doses of Sinovac in the first two months of its production and 40 million doses within a year.

Sinovac will be registered in Egypt under the name Sinovac Vacsera and will be exported to African countries.

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