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Egypt’s Health Ministry says 37 million citizens received 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced that 37,190,384 citizens have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, 25,928,000 received the second dose, and 618,761 citizens received the third dose.

A Health Ministry statement said that the total doses that have been distributed to citizens is 63,737,501 so far.

According to the statistics of the “Our World in Data” platform, Egypt leads the way among the Arab countries in providing doses of the coronavirus vaccine, followed by Saudi Arabia in second place with a total of 56.6 million doses, then Morocco in third place with 52.0 million doses.

The UAE came fourth with 23.4 million doses, then Iraq with a total of 15.5 million doses.

The ministry is seeking to reach 70 percent vaccination of the population before the middle of this year in order to return to normalcy.

Vaccinations with the third booster dose began on December 21 in Egypt.

The Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 2,210 new coronavirus cases, 38 deaths, and 1,974 recoveries. A total of 423,688 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 22,604 deaths and 356,274 recoveries.

Egypt was able in a short time to provide all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.

The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort in providing vaccines to citizens for free, through permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies.

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