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Health Minister receives 1st batch of coronavirus vaccine

Friday، 11 December 2020 - 01:03 PM

Health Minister Hala Zayed received Thursday 10/12/2020 the first batch of coronavirus vaccine at Cairo International Airport.

The coronavirus vaccine was developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm, and has been shipped from the United Arab Emirates, as Zayed and the Chinese ambassador to Egypt, and UAE acting ambassador were present to receive the vaccine.

The vaccine efficacy ranges between 86% to 100%, Health Ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said.

The priority in distributing the coronavirus vaccine will be for medical staff in isolation, fever, and chest hospitals, as well as people with chronic diseases, Megahed said.

The vaccine should be jabbed in the shoulder in two doses, with a 21-day interval, he added.

MENA


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