Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said on Saturday that 51% of Egyptian citizens have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In televised remarks, the spokesman added that Egypt’s government set a goal of vaccinating 70% of the population by the second half of 2022.
Moreover, Abdel Ghaffar stressed that the latest official figures have proved the state’s success in confronting the new Coronavirus variant “Omicron”, announcing the end of the COVID-19 5th wave.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday reported 854 new coronavirus cases, eight deaths, and 733 recoveries.
A total of 495,373 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 24,277 deaths and 424,831 recoveries.
Vaccinations with the third booster dose began on December 21 in Egypt.
Egypt was able in a short time to provide all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.
The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort in providing vaccines to citizens for free, through permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies.