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Egypt Receives Additional 3.6 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine from US

The shipments are part of 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses gifted by the US to African Union countries through the COVAX programme in cooperation with GAVI.

Egypt has received 3.6 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth and largest shipment donated by the United States.

So far, Egypt has received more than 8.26 million Pfizer doses, exceeding the five million doses promised by the U.S. The shipments are part of 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses gifted by the US to African Union countries through the COVAX programme in cooperation with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

These Pfizer doses will be dispatched to the Ministry of Health and Population’s facilities in Cairo, Port Said, Daqahliyah, Behaira, Luxor, and Assiut, stored in UNICEF-funded storage fridges ahead of testing by Egypt’s Drug Authority Labs, distributed to more than 1,100 vaccination centres across the country.