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Egypt’s mass vaccination of China COVID-19 vaccines
Egypt’s mass vaccination of China COVID-19 vaccines. Agence France-Presse reported on the 24th that Egypt has begun to vaccinate the n COVID-19 vaccine on a large scale since that day, and Egypt has become one of the first countries in Africa to vaccinate citizens against COVID-19. According to reports, after the vaccination started, a doctor and a nurse took the lead in vaccinating the vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group.
Egyptian President Sisi said on the 23rd that medical staff will be the first batch of vaccinators in the country. Earlier this month, Egypt officially approved the emergency use of the China National Pharmaceutical Group’s COVID-19 inactivated vaccine in the country. “Egyptian Independent” (EI) said on the 23rd that the Egyptian government has also launched a website to provide access to those who are eager to get Chinese vaccines.
The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Hala Zayed, said at a press conference held at the Abu Khalifa Emergency Hospital in Ismailia Province that day, medical staff from all public hospitals, police and military in Egypt will meet on the 25th. Start receiving Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the medical staff responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients are given priority. After the medical staff, the elderly, patients with chronic diseases and immune system diseases will be vaccinated, and finally the general population will be vaccinated.
Zayed said that Sinopharm’s n COVID-19n vaccine has been registered with the Egyptian Medicines Agency, and three COVID-19 vaccines will be registered in the next few days. In addition, Egypt has also booked 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the Global Vaccine Alliance and other channels.
Mohamed Ahmed Ali, a member of the expert committee of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and a professor of virology at the Egyptian National Research Center, said at a press conference that Sinopharm’s n COVID-19 vaccine has undergone clinical trials in Egypt, “I can guarantee the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Sex”.
Abdul Munem Salim, an intern at the Abu Khalifa Emergency Hospital, received the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on the same day, becoming one of the first Egyptian medical staff to receive the vaccine. He said that he believes that Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and recommends that the public use it as much as possible.
On December 31, 2020, China and Egypt signed the “Letter of Intent for Cooperation on New Coronavirus Vaccines between China and Egypt.” On January 2 this year, Egypt officially approved the emergency use of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine in Egypt.
The latest data released by the Ministry of Health of Egypt shows that as of the 24th, Egypt has a total of 161,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 8,959 deaths, and a total of 126,497 cured cases.
(source:internet, reference only)