On Thursday, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that the government will administer more than five million doses of the coronavirus vaccine in June.
Madbouly’s statement was made during his inspection the main vaccination center in Nasr City, Cairo. The prime minster added that the vaccine’s efficacy against the virus has been affirmed through scientific studies and by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Egypt launched its vaccination campaign on January 24. The Health Ministry is currently working to vaccinate medical staff first, and has opened registration for Egyptians and non-Egyptian adults on its website.
The minstry announced in mid-May that 1.3 million people had received at least a first dose of the vaccine.
Ministry staff has visited public markets, public transportation, places of worship, salons, cafes, shops, gathering spaces, and villages to educate the public on the vaccine and encourage them to sign up for the jab.
Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm