Egypt to open coronavirus vaccine registration for seniors, at-risk individuals

SourceEgypt Independent

Official sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population said on Friday that the elderly and people with underlying health conditions and chronic diseases will be able to register for the coronavirus vaccine this week. Registration will open on a secure website as soon as the vaccination of medical teams in all hospitals is completed, the sources said. Egypt received new shipments of the vaccine last week, the sources stated, and this will likely accelerate the vaccination of these priority groups. The sources indicated that all imported vaccines will be certified by the Egyptian Drug Authority as safe before they are used, giving no preference to one vaccine in particular. On a similar note, head of the Ministry of Health’s Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus Hossam Hosny assured the public that there is no reason to fear the Sinopharm vaccine, as it is considered safe and has an 86 percent efficacy rate. Vaccinations are still underway in chest and fever hospitals for more...