Check your text messages about a booster shot
A total of 400k qualified individuals have been contacted to receive their booster shots, Health Ministry spokesperson Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said in a phone-in to Al Hadath Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:40). The ministry is currently only providing booster shots to medical staff and senior citizens with chronic medical conditions who completed their regular vaccine dose at least six months ago.
The Health Ministry reported 848 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 903 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 47 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 21,457.
Meanwhile, Israel is ready to roll out fourth shots to people above 60, becoming the first nation to take that step, Reuters reports.