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Egypt delivers COVID-19 vaccine at home to those unable to move

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The Red Sea Governorate’s Health Directorate has deployed medical teams to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at home, in coordination with the Red Sea Ambulance Authority, helping those unable to move rollout centers.

The Head of the Red Sea Health Directorate Tamer Maree said that those targeted by these teams include patients with paraplegia, quadriplegia, polio, or Parkinson’s, patients with arthropathy who are unable to move, and those with neurological diseases that affect movement.

Also benefiting from this initiative are those suffering from pelvic fractures or in the lower limbs, amputees, patients with muscular dystrophy and spinal cord atrophy, patients with multiple sclerosis, and myasthenic patients.

A statement by the directorate said that it has received requests from citizens unable to move to receive the vaccine at home via hotline 15335, after first registering on the website to receive the vaccine and receiving the text message with the vaccination date.

Maree stressed that all the medical teams are working in full swing and have never compromised in serving “all of our people in the Red Sea.”

The Health and Population Ministry announced Thursday that 5.25 million citizens have registered on the website to reserve coronavirus vaccines, noting that the daily registration rate is 300,000 citizens after ranging previously between 20,000 and 30,000 per day.

The country’s vaccination campaign began on January 24, and patients are receiving doses of China’s Sinopharm jab and the UK’s AstraOxford vaccine.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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