Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly launched on Wednesday a campaign to enhance public confidence in the effectiveness and safety of coronavirus vaccines and help citizens to register for vaccination.
Madbouly said, “I hope these efforts succeed in encouraging citizens to register for vaccination, especially with the increasing rate of infection."
"I hope the campaign helps people realize the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, as they contribute significantly to either avoiding infection or alleviating its severity.”
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday reported 503 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths.
A total of 293,951 cases have been disclosed in Egypt, alongside 16,895 deaths and 247,450 recoveries.
During his inspection of a pop-up vaccination bus to encourage citizens to get a COVID-19 jab, in the presence of Health Minister Hala Zayed, Madbouly stressed the importance of receiving the vaccine to get protection against infection or reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.
The campaign is in line with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to expand vaccine access, the health minister said.
She added that the campaign will be launched in Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria governorates in the initial stage and later in other governorates.
Concerning the local manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccine, Zayed said that 5 million doses have been produced so far.
Between September 11 and 30, about 17 million doses of different COVID-19 vaccine types, including AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sputnik, and Pfizer, will be provided.