Covid-19: Egypt to Vaccinate Teens at Schools

Egypt has set to vaccinate teens aged between 15 to 18 nationwide starting from Wednesday as the country is expanding its mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19, cabinet spokesman Nader Saad said on Tuesday.

In statements by Saad, he stated that there are 8 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses allocated to students in schools.

Egypt has already received a total of 8,255,520 doses of the American-German vaccine donated by the United States via the COVAX initiative. The last shipment was received on Saturday.

“Medical teams are going to be sent to schools to vaccinate teens because it is hard to depend on this age category in going to the vaccination centres,” Saad said.

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According to the cabinet spokesman, 12 million citizens received two doses while 25 million citizens received one dose so far. He noted that Egypt currently has 34 million doses available to be administered.

The government has set a goal to vaccinate 40 million citizens by the end of 2021.

Egypt administers Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccines in its public vaccination campaign.

The cabinet spokesman reiterated that starting from 1 December, un-vaccinated citizens won’t receive any public service. “The citizens must present the vaccination certificate even if they had taken one dose of the vaccine,” he added

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