This came during the first meeting of the Supreme Committee for the Management of the Epidemic and Health Pandemic Crisis, after announcing its formation in accordance with Law No. 152 of 2021 regarding measures to confront epidemics and health pandemics, headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
Khaled Abdel Ghaffar presented the current situation for contracting, supplying and consuming vaccines for the emerging corona virus in Egypt, explaining that so far, “about 98.4 million doses of various types of vaccines have been supplied, whether finished or in the form of raw materials for local manufacture.”
He pointed out that “the total doses that were used for local vaccination amounted to about 48 million doses (first and second), while 51 million doses are available ready for use..
Regarding the position of vaccination for age groups under the age of 18, the Egyptian Minister of Health said that “about 513,000 people have registered, of whom about 261.5 thousand have received the vaccination.”
He stressed that the state “will continue to provide all means of organization and support for the process of providing and providing vaccines, and the expansion of places to provide the vaccine, which included medical convoys within the “Together We Reassure” campaign, which has so far succeeded in vaccinating about 1.5 million citizens..
With regard to the new mutant “Omicron”, Abdel Ghaffar explained that the World Health Organization “is still confirming until now the possibility of detecting infection with this new mutant using the technology of the “Omicron”.PCR Most of the infections are concentrated among the groups with the lowest vaccination rate..
He also stressed that receiving vaccines “will remain a necessity to address this mutation and limit its negative effects,” noting that Egypt is working to implement all the recommendations of the World Health Organization regarding confronting the new mutation and preventing its spread..
For his part, the Egyptian Prime Minister stressed “the importance of continuing to implement all precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of the virus, and firmness in implementing the prescribed penalties when violating these measures.”.
Madbouly also stressed that “the state does not hesitate to take all necessary measures and decisions to preserve public health and protect society, especially in light of its efforts to provide vaccines, which contributed to achieving an abundance in the number of doses available, and enabled the age of vaccination to go down.” to 12 years, and to make available a third booster dose for medical staff and the first groups in health care.”.