A man receives a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at one of the youth centres where citizens can get the vaccines without prior registration, in an effort to boost the country s vaccination drive, in Cairo, Egypt, September 27, 2021. REUTERS
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly headed a meeting on Sunday for the medical ministerial group on the latest developments of coronavirus in Cairo.
According to the statement of the Egyptian cabinet on the meeting , the government will vaccinate children from age 12 to 15 following its decision in early November to vaccinate teens from 15 to 18 years old.
Egypt has already received on Saturday a new shipment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine donated by the US to Egypt via COVAX .
The new shipment consists of 3,890,000 Covid-19 doses .
During the meeting , Higher Education minister and Acting Health minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar revealed Egypt administrated so far 45.2 million coronavirus doses divided between 29.6 million first dose and 15.6 million second dose.
He also added Egypt's total stock of coronavirus vaccine doses from different vaccine types reached 88.2 million doses whether imported vaccines or locally made.
Egypt has already a stock of all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna.
The government is targeting to vaccinate 40 million citizens by the end of 2021.
According to statements to the media on Saturday , Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar stated about 30 million people have so far received the first shot while more than 15 million have been fully immunized.
He also stated that about 30 million people have so far received the first shot while more than 15 million have been fully immunized.