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Monday, 6 September 2021

Vacsera to increase vaccine production on Wednesday

Vacsera production to go up a gear on Wednesday: State-owned vaccine-maker Vacsera will ramp up production of Sinovac shots to 300k per day from Wednesday, health ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed told El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 3:38 | 2:20).

By our maths this would give Vacsera a monthly production capacity of some 9 mn doses. The company eventually expects to raise capacity to produce 15-18.5 mn doses each month after the opening of its new facility in Sixth of October in November.

More vaccine shipments coming: The first shipment of Moderna vaccines should arrive in the country in the coming four days, Megahed said last night, without disclosing how many shots would be delivered. The following week some 3.2 mn doses of the Pfizer shot are set to arrive on 16 September, he said.

The Health Ministry reported 343 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 331 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 290,027 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 13 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 16,789.

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