Egypt to establish largest center for vaccines production in MENA, worth nearly US$100 million

Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed on Sunday visited the Vaccine Holding Company VACSERA’s factory complex in the 6th of October City, following up on the final preparations of the new production lines to manufacture vaccines.

The costs of the factory complex’s equipment reached $17 million, while construction cost LE80 million.

The VACSERA factory complex will become the largest center for the production of vaccines in the Middle East and Africa, and will contribute to raising the production capacity of coronavirus vaccines in cooperation with various companies producing vaccines in the world.

Zayed inspected its departments including a production line, eight central laboratories to control the produced vaccines, and a central refrigerator complex able to store up to 150 million doses.

Its production capacity reaches three million doses per day.

The Ministry of Health announced that 40 million doses of the Chinese “Sinovac” vaccine will be produced in Egypt this year through VACSERA’s factories, with the first batch of two million doses scheduled within a month from now.

The ministry referred to increasing demand by citizens for coronavirus vaccines, which has prompted it to raise vaccination centers to more than 400 nationwide.

The total number of citizens registered to receive the vaccine has reached 3.5 million, while two million people have been vaccinated so far.

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