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US Provides 1.8 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Egypt

US Provides 1.8 Million Additional Doses of Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Egypt

Monday, 24 January, 2022 - 07:15
A woman receives a dose of the vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at one of Youth centers that are open to citizens to get COVID-19 vaccines without prior registration in an effort to boost the country's vaccination drive, in Cairo, Egypt, September 27, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The US Embassy in Cairo revealed that a new delivery of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine arrived in Egypt on Saturday.

The vaccines delivery came as part of the US Government’s global efforts to fight the pandemic and were transferred to the Ministry of Health and Population, a statement by the embassy said.

To date, the United States has provided over 21 million doses of high-quality vaccines to help protect Egyptians from coronavirus.

Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar highlighted that Pfizer is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA).

Abdel-Ghaffar said that the shipment will be distributed to vaccination centers across Egypt.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday reported 1,569 new coronavirus cases and 41 deaths.

A total of 408,495 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 22,330 deaths and 342,762 recoveries.

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