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1141 Egyptians vaccinated with Coronavirus vaccine

Fri 05 Mar 2021 | 03:03 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy

Hala Zayed, Minister of Health announced that 1,141 citizens received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday as the first day of the start of vaccination.

Khaled Megahed, Deputy Minister of Health and the official spokesperson for the ministry stated that 40 centers have been allocated around the country for citizens to receive vaccines.

3 centers in Cairo Governorate have been allocated to receive vaccinations (Al-Nuzha Medical Center, Al-Katameya Medical Center, Al-Zuhour Medical Center in Asmarat District), 4 centers in Giza Governorate (Vaxira Center, Meet Okba Health Center, Shark Al Youm Medical Center in October and the Center of Excellence Specialties), 3 centers in Alexandria (African Center for Women's Health, Al-Amrawi Family Health Center, Al-Mafrouza Family Health Center) and 2 centers were designated in Qalyubia Governorate (Nasser Institute Hospital and Kafr Shukr Hospital).

Megahed added that two centers have been designated for citizens to receive vaccinations in Beheira (the National Heart Institute in Damanhur, Dunchal Teaching Hospital), 4 centers in Assiut Governorate (Al-Iman General Hospital, Neonatal Health Center, Bani Zaid Bouq Health Unit, Nazlet Bakour Health Unit) and 2 centers in New Valley Governorate (Kharga Medical Center, and Dakhla Medical Center).

Megahed pointed out that the steps for citizens to obtain the first and second doses of the coronavirus vaccines take place through more than one stage, starting with registration on the website,

After that, the categories due during registration on the website are pided into 3 groups in accordance with internationally recognized priorities, and the citizen chooses the group to which he/she belongs.

The groups include workers in the medical sector, or groups most vulnerable to infection from non-medical workers, who are people with chronic diseases and the elderly. Then, an appointment is set for those registered on the site and they are contacted and directed to the vaccination center in their governorate to receive the first dose of the vaccine.