The Ministry of Health has opened the door for coronavirus vaccine registration for children aged 15 years and older, after it was only allowed from the age of 18 years.
The cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad announced on Tuesday that a new age group would be included to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, starting Wednesday, explaining that this age group would receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Saad said that this step comes after the provision of 8 million doses of the virus vaccine, as it has obtained international approval from the scientific authorities concerned with its safety for those under the age of 18.
Saad pointed out that the country has a stock of 8 million vaccine doses which would be sufficient to cover this age group.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced the receipt of 1,611,909 doses of the emerging coronavirus vaccine, produced by Pfizer provided by the US government through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative, within the framework of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of vaccines.
The second shipment of Pfizer vaccine has arrived in Cairo recently. The 1.6 million doses are part of a donation of up to 500 million doses from the United States to the African Union countries.