On Saturday, Egypt’s Ministry of Health officially launched a COVID-19-dedicated vaccine website, http://mohpegypt.com, announcing that the registration of citizens wishing to receive the vaccine will begin in about 10 hours.
The Minister of Health, Hala Zayed, said that the situation of infections in Egypt, and the state’s plan to limit the increase in infections with the Coronavirus, and the provision of ventilators, medicines, and oxygen, in addition to the state’s plan to manufacture Corona vaccines with international companies have been reviewed before the government.
She added, during a Skype intervention to the “Al-Hekaya” program, January 3, that coordination had been made with Sinopharma from the beginning of the electronic search, noting that the Chinese government issued, on Thursday, December 31, the commercial approval in favor of Egypt.
She continued, “We have contracted with Sinopharm, and we have obtained the approval of the Egyptian Medicines Authority to authorize the emergency for Sinopharma.”
She indicated that the first shipment of Sinopharm entered the laboratories, where 4 types of medical analyzes were conducted on the vaccine in the Drug Authority laboratories approved by the Ministry of World Health, and all results proved the safety of the vaccine for circulation.
With regard to the “AstraZeneca” vaccine file, the Minister indicated that the first shipment of the vaccine will arrive in Egypt in the third or fourth week of January.
She added that the Ministry had obtained the approval of the cabinet and the Ministry of Justice for international arbitration in contracting this vaccine.
Zayed continued: “I thank all our colleagues in the Ministry of Health and the Egyptian Drug Authority for the great effort they have made.”