Egypt receives over 1m doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The doses will be distributed to 1,100 vaccination centres

  
A vial labelled "Johnson&Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" is seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

A vial labelled "Johnson&Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" is seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Cairo – Egypt has received the third shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) in cooperation with the African Export-Import Bank, the Minister of Health and Population, Hala Zayed, said.

The shipment includes 1.058 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine which will be distributed to 1,100 vaccination centres spread across all governorates in Egypt, Zayed added in a statement on Monday.

The single-dose vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA).

Source: Mubasher

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