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Egypt Receives New Shipment of J&J Vaccine

Egypt Receives New Shipment of J&J Vaccine

Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 - 08:00
A nurse shows a vial of China's Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a mass immunization venue inside Cairo's International Exhibition Center in Cairo, Egypt June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt received a new batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as part of the state's plan on expanding the vaccination against the coronavirus.

Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced Monday that the third shipment of the J&J vaccines, a total of 1,058,400 doses, has arrived.

The shipment came through the mechanism of the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVAT) in cooperation with the African Export and Import Bank.

Health Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed said that the latest shipment will be distributed to 1,100 vaccination centers across Egypt.

The statement pointed out that the shipment will be subject to analyses in the laboratories of the Egyptian Drug Authority.

The J&J vaccine has proven effective in preventing infection with the coronavirus, it added, and is a single-dose vaccine. It has obtained emergency use approval from the World Health Organization and the Egyptian Drug Authority.

Megahed called on the people to register on the official website to get the vaccine, asserting that the Egyptian state saves no effort to provide COVID-19 jabs for free for the citizens.

Egypt’s Health Ministry said that the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak has reached 324,619, including 18,285 deaths and 274,007 recoveries.

Egypt’s Health Ministry said Sunday that 886 new coronavirus cases were detected, while 43 patients died.

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