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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

We’re expecting another 7 mn vaccine doses this month

The Health Ministry reported 868 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 883 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 320,207 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 43 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 18,058.

We’re getting our hands on another 7 mn doses of covid vaccines by the end of October, Health Minister Hala Zayed said during a meeting with governors. Vacsera is also continuing to manufacture 2 mn doses of Sinovac jabs weekly, meaning we will have a total of around 9 mn additional vaccine doses by the end of the month. The minister previously said that Egypt would add 9.5 mn doses to its vaccine arsenal in October, without specifying where the doses were coming from, bringing the total number of doses received to date to 70 mn.

ABROAD- The FDA could allow folks getting covid booster shots to mix-and-match vaccines, according to the Washington Post. Last week, the FDA recommended that receivers of Johnson & Johnson jabs take a booster shot, preferably of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.

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