PM witnesses start of anti-coronavirus vaccination of elderly people

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli witnessed on Thursday 4/3/2021 the start of a campaign to vaccinate elderly people and those with chronic diseases against coronavirus at the medical center in Qattamiya.

Madbouli was accompanied by Health Minister Hala Zayed and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal in the presence of the representative of UNICEF in Egypt in addition to a number of Health Ministry’s officials.

Madbouli asserted his keenness to witness the first day of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Zayed said Egypt is the first country to start the vaccination campaign in Africa as it is the first to get the vaccine in the continent.

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the vaccine is to be given first to vulnerable people, she said.

The vaccination of the medical teams started on January 24, she added.

A website was launched for the registration of citizens with chronic diseases, including patients of renal failure and tumors and those who underwent cardiac operations in addition to renal or liver transplant, she said.

She explained the steps necessary for those with chronic diseases to get the two doses of the vaccine, adding that the citizens who got the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine will get the second dose after three weeks.


The Ministry of Health put certain criteria during the registration process on the website, asking citizens to provide 3 medical reports to determine their health status, and then the website automatically determines priority regarding receiving the vaccine.


Then, a text message will be sent to citizens on when and where they could receive the vaccine.



Source: State Information Service Egypt

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