On Thursday, Minister of Health Dr Hala Zayed revealed that 12 European countries have approved the passengers entry who are vaccinated by the local manufactured Sinovac vaccine.
The Minister’s statement came during her conference with the German Ambassador to Cairo about the latest received AstraZeneca shipment.
Germany gifted Egypt with 2.3 million AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine doses. She added that all newly received vaccine doses will be available at 850 vaccination spots across Egypt to speed the rollout of the vaccination amid the climax of the fourth wave of the pandemic.
Zayed predicted that the climax of this wave could hit in three or four weeks, however, it is weaker than the previous waves as it saw the lowest number of deaths.
During her speech, the minister revealed that there are some negotiations about domestication of Pfizer vaccine manufacturing.
On his side, the German Ambassador to Egypt Frank Hartmann praised the cooperation and the coordination between Egypt, and Germany administrations regarding competing against the COVID-19, and achieving an equal distribution of vaccines.
He also asserted the importance of the global cooperation between all worldwide parties to provide a fair vaccine doses sharing.
It is worthy to mention that Egypt received the first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The highly anticipated shipment consisted of 261,000 doses.