Egypt to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in second half of September

Ahram Online , Friday 10 Sep 2021

Egypt is going to receive its first shipment of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of September, sources in the Ministry of Health and Population told Ahram Arabic portal on Friday.

In late July, Health Minister Hala Zayed announced that UNICEF granted Egypt 63 special refrigerators to store doses of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and that the units can store nearly 619,000 doses of the vaccine.

Egypt already has a stock of coronavirus vaccines from AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik, Johnson & Jonson and locally produced Sinovac.

According to health ministry, ten million citizens in the country have been partially or fully vaccinated, with the campaign intensifying its efforts in an aim to innoculate 40 million by the end of 2021.

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