Health Ministry allows citizens to change where they can receive their booster shot

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Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced that it is allowing citizens who are eligible for a coronavirus booster shot the ability to change the location where they can receive it by calling the hotline ‘105’ and requesting the change. 

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the Official Spokesperson for the Health Ministry, said in a statement on Sunday that the booster shots are available to all age groups targeted for vaccination.

He also mentioned that there is coordination with the Ministry of Education to vaccinate the rest of the targeted students in schools as soon as the second semester begins — after obtaining consent from the students’ parents — pointing out that the vaccination of students takes place inside schools through mobile medical teams.

Abdel Ghaffar added that the governorates of Beheira, Gharbeya, and Giza have the highest rates of vaccination for minors from 12 to 18 years old, noting the minister’s follow-up to the progress of work in the system of supplying governorates with vaccines, whether vaccines intended for school students or for citizens older than 18.

Additionally, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health and Population directed that workers in the tourism sector be given a booster shot in the coming period. 

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