Egypt’s Ministry of Health will officially launch a website for COVID-19 registration vaccine within three or four days according to Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Mohamed Abdel Fattah.
He added in statements to Extra News Channel, that all people have the right to register on the site, however, the priority should be given to those suffering from chronic diseases and the elderly.
Abdel Fattah said Egypt was one of the first countries to contract to provide vaccines. He explained that any delay in the vaccination process comes as a result of finishing all preparations and establishing the infrastructure for vaccination centers all over the county’s governorates.
The Ministry of Health noted that people under the age of 18 will not be able to obtain the Coronavirus vaccine, as well as pregnant women.
Egypt recorded 993 new coronavirus cases, Sunday upping the total number of confirmed cases to 149,792.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 55 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,197.
As many as 606 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 118,900 so far, the spokesman said.
The Minister of Health, Hala Zayed, said that the situation of infections in Egypt, and the state’s plan to limit the increase in infections with the Coronavirus, and the provision of ventilators, medicines and oxygen, in addition to the state’s plan to manufacture Corona vaccines with international companies have been reviewed before the government.
She added, during a Skype intervention to the “Al-Hekaya” program, January 3, that coordination had been made with Sinopharma from the beginning of the electronic search, noting that the Chinese government issued, on Thursday, December 31, the commercial approval in favor of Egypt.
She continued, “We have contracted with Sinopharm, and we have obtained the approval of the Egyptian Medicines Authority to authorize the emergency for Sinopharma.”
She indicated that the first shipment of Sinopharm entered the laboratories, where 4 types of medical analyzes were conducted on the vaccine in the Drug Authority laboratories approved by the Ministry of World Health, and all results proved the safety of the vaccine for circulation.
With regard to the “AstraZeneca” vaccine file, the Minister indicated that the first shipment of the vaccine will arrive to Egypt in the third or fourth week of January.
She added that the Ministry had obtained the approval of the cabinet and the Ministry of Justice for international arbitration in contracting this vaccine.
Zayed continued: “I thank all our colleagues in the Ministry of Health and the Egyptian Drug Authority for the great effort they have made.”