COVID-19 vaccination in Egypt

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COVID-19 vaccination in Egypt is an ongoing immunisation campaign against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in response to the ongoing pandemic in the country.

COVID-19 vaccination in Egypt
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic

Background

History

Timeline

Egypt began its vaccination program on 24 January 2021. Egypt received 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine on 10 December 2020, followed by 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on 31 January 2021.[1][2] In February, March and May 2021, Egypt received 1.1 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine and 2.55 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.[3][4]

On 6 August 2021, Romania announced its intention to donate 525,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Egypt.[5]

Progress

1,315 vaccine doses had been administered by the end of February 2021; 78,879 doses by the end of March; 928,930 by the end of April; 2,586,274 by the end of May; 4,282,641 by the end of June; 5,337,306 by the end of July; 8,741,005 by the end of August; 16,959,764 by the end of September 2021.

Cumulative vaccinations in Egypt[6]

References

  1. ^ El Sharkawy, Lamis (27 February 2021). "Egypt's coronavirus vaccination campaign: A timeline". Ahram online. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ "WHO EMRO | Egypt receives second shipment of 1.77 million COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility | News | Media centre". www.emro.who.int. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ "owid/covid-19-data". GitHub. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. ^ AfricaNews (29 June 2021). "Egypt: Haphazard and flawed Covid-19 vaccine rollout fails to prioritize most at-risk". Africanews. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  5. ^ Romania to donate 1.3 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine to Tunisia, Egypt, Albania and Vietnam.
  6. ^ "owid/covid-19-data". GitHub. Retrieved 7 March 2021.