Egypt Secures Over 46 Million COVID-19 Doses

Published June 14th, 2021 - 10:11 GMT
Over 46 million COVID-19 doses secured in Egypt.
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Over 46 million COVID-19 doses secured in Egypt.

The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Supply, Medical Supply and Medical Technology Administration (UPA) announced Saturday it has secured over 46 million COVID-19 doses during the fiscal year 2020/2021.

The head of the UPA Bahaa Eddin Zaidan said that these vaccines include two million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, one million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine, and 50,000 doses of the English AstraZeneca vaccine.

In Photos: #Egypt receives 854,400 doses of #AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: Health minister https://t.co/PLZmUDH57j

— Ahram Online (@ahramonline) April 1, 2021

It has also contracted for 20 million doses of the American Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to be supplied after two weeks, and 20 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine – the procedures for which to supply the first batches are currently being finalized.


Zaidan stated that 2.75 million doses of the seasonal four strains of influenza vaccine were also contracted, which the authority has made available for the first time in Egypt.

Egypt’s vaccination campaign that began in January is still working to vaccinate medical staff, people over the age of 65, and those with chronic illnesses, but registration for the jab is open to all.

Egypt is currently using China’s Sinopharm vaccine and the UK’s AstraOxford vaccine.

The Ministry of Health also announced that it will soon begin producing Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s Sinovac vaccines at Vacsera.

#Egypt to Receive New Batch of Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Doses https://t.co/BMS1BzblcA

— Asharq Al-Awsat English (@aawsat_eng) April 25, 2021

The ministry reported in mid-May that it has vaccinated 1.3 million people since its campaign began on January 24, and over five million have registered on the ministry’s website for the jab.

Doctors and officials continue to warn the public to abide by coronavirus precautionary measures and push for vaccination, stating that social distancing is just as important as wearing a mask.

This article has been adapted from its original source


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