On Sunday evening, a new shipment of the COVID-19 “Pfizer” vaccine will arrive at Cairo International Airport, estimated at 2,158,650 doses.
The Health Ministry Spokesman stressed that the anti-Coronavirus vaccines still effective in protecting citizens from severe symptoms.
He explained that the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in Egypt is stable and there is no need to increase isolation hospitals, pointing out that obtaining the vaccine on a regular and collective basis ensures a decrease in infections.
The United States and other countries producing vaccines against the pandemic have been criticized for not doing enough to blunt the virus’ global spread, while trying to get their own populations fully vaccinated and boosted.
However, the official said President Joe Biden’s “administration understands that putting an end to this pandemic requires eliminating it around the world.”
Washington is “leading the world in a global vaccine strategy because it’s the right thing to do. It’s the right thing morally, the right thing from a global public health perspective, and right for our collective security and well-being.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, just under 29 percent of Egypt’s population has been fully vaccinated. COVID-19 has killed an estimated 23,519 people there.
The White House official said that for the Pfizer donations, “scientific teams and legal and regulatory authorities from both countries have worked together to ensure the prompt delivery of safe and effective vaccine lots to Egypt and Nigeria.”