Egypt to start local production of Sinovac vaccine mid-June- minister - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Egypt received 500,000 doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, as reported This is Money.

  • The country received raw materials for the production of 2 million Sinovac doses in May, after entering an agreement to produce the vaccine locally and distribute it in Egypt and other African countries.

  • Health Minister Hala Zayed said that Egypt expects raw materials for a further 4.2 million Sinovac doses this month, and aims to produce 40 million doses this year.

  • Egypt, which has received several million doses of AstraZeneca and Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccines, has said it aims to vaccinate 40% of its population of just over 100 million by the end of 2021.

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