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Sunday, 24 October 2021

We just got another 1.4 mn Pfizer doses from the US

Egypt received 1.4 mn doses of Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine from the US on Friday under the Gavi / Covax program, the US State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs said on Twitter.

We’ve now received 4.6 mn of the 5 mn Pfizer doses that the US is gifting to Egypt. Last week’s delivery follows two shipments of 1.6 mn doses earlier this month. The US has gifted Egypt a combined 8 mn doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA jabs.

And 1 mn Johnson & Johnson jabs are coming our way on Monday: We’re also set to receive just over 1 mn doses of one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccines tomorrow, Youm7 reported, citing a Health Ministry statement. This is the third batch of J&J vaccines to reach our shores. The vaccines are being sent primarily to travel vaccine centers for those needing to travel abroad.

Are we approaching the peak of the fourth wave? The Health Ministry reported 881 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down fractionally from 885 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 323,733 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 47 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 18,242.

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