Reuters AMR ABDALLAH DALSH
On Sunday, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Hala Zayed, revealed the price of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine, and identified two categories that will be vaccinated for free.
Zayed said, during a telephone statement to the Egyptian satellite channel “ONE”, on Sunday evening, that everyone can apply to register to receive the Corona virus vaccine through the official website, and whoever is unable to access the website via the Internet, can go to any hospital affiliated with the Ministry of Health, and the workers will There is necessary to register his name.
Zayed explained that the vaccine will be distributed among citizens at a “symbolic price”, which is 100 pounds for one dose and 200 pounds for the two doses as a maximum, noting that this amount could be less.
The Minister of Health affirmed that the vaccine will be provided free of charge to medical staff in all hospitals nationwide, as well as to incapable ordinary citizens who fall under the heading of “solidarity and dignity” (a government aid program).
She explained that the names of those who are unable will appear on the vaccination system prepared by the Ministry of Health automatically once the national number is entered for each citizen, since the new system is “linked” to “solidarity and dignity.”
The minister emphasized that the first groups that will receive the vaccine are medical staff, the elderly and people with chronic diseases, and those under 18 years will not be allowed to receive the vaccine, in addition to preventing pregnant women from taking it.
She stated that after the end of the first quarter of 2021 or late March, the timing of the vaccination of ordinary citizens will be announced, confirming that there are 3 vaccines that are approved within the Egyptian Ministry of Health, which are the Chinese company “Sinopharma” vaccine, “AstraZenka” vaccine, and “Sputnik V” vaccine. Russian.
Earlier on Sunday, the Egyptian government launched a national vaccination campaign for the country’s population against the Corona virus “Covid-19”.
Source: Egyptian media