The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that COVID-19 third booster dose strengthens immunity and protects against serious symptoms, stressing that it comes 6 months after the second dose.
In a statement, the ministry added that the vaccines are safe and effective.
The total number of COVID-19-related deaths has now reached 23,519 nationwide after the ministry announced 54 deaths.
About 2765 patients were discharged from quarantine at isolation hospitals, raising the total number of fully-recovered cases to 393254.
The recent spike in infections comes as Egypt continues to push ahead with efforts to expand its vaccination campaign to vaccinate 70% of the population by the second half of 2022 amid the outbreak of the omicron variant.