On Monday, the Egyptian Minister of Health, Dr. Hala Zayed, announced that the third shipment of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines, with a total of 1,58,400 doses, has arrived in Cairo.
The shipment arrived in Egypt as part of the initiative reached between the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and UNICEF for the African Union countries. The initiative aims at securing access to up to 400 million doses of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine for the AU member states.
The Ministry of Health affirmed the importance of cooperation with international organizations to confront the pandemic and provide vaccines to citizens, noting that the new shipment will be distributed to 776 centers nationwide.
He added the new shipment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be distributed to the centers that vaccinate citizens who seek travel out of the country.
On August 9, 2021, Egypt received the first patch of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine against coronavirus. The shipment included 21,600 doses.
On Sunday, Egypt’s Health Ministry reported 886 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total up to 324,619.
The total number of COVID-19-related deaths has now reached 18,285 nationwide after the ministry announced 43 deaths.
About 853 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising the total number of fully-recovered cases to 274007.