09 December 2021 03:50 AM

Minister: Egypt to receive 1.6 mn doses of Pfizer vaccine

Saturday، 16 October 2021 - 11:09 PM

Egypt will receive later on Saturday 1,611,090 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine donated by the US administration through COVAX mechanism, Health Minister Hala Zayed said.

The Health Ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said the shipment of vaccines will be tested by the Egypt Drug Authority (EDA) before they are being distributed to 1,100 vaccination centers nationwide.

COVAX mechanism is an unprecedented global effort between CEPI, Gavi, Unicef, PAHO, and WHO to ensure equitable access to immunization throughout the world.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is administered in two shots 21 days apart, needs special refrigeration to store vials at the low temperatures of 2°C to 8°C.


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