Egypt Manufactures 1mn Doses Of Sinovac Covid Vaccine; WHO Commends

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06 Jul 2021

The Egyptian Prime Minister announced that Egypt has already produced 1mn doses of the Chinese Sinovac Covid vaccine domestically. Egypt’s current production level is 300,000 doses/day. The government is in talks with China to double that level through importing double the amount of raw materials needed for production. The current contract with Sinovac allows for the production of 40mn doses until the end of the year, and efforts are underway to raise that number to 80mn. Production is taking place in facilities belonging to the state-owned Vacsera (The Holding Company for Biological Products & Vaccines). Egypt aims to achieve self-sufficiency in the production of Covid vaccines by next year.

The WHO has praised Egypt for managing to produce 1mn doses already, commending it on its substantial and successful efforts in achieving self-sufficiency in Covid vaccine production so that it can subsequently become a hub for exporting it to the rest of Africa. (Source: al-Ahram (English) (Arabic), Egypt Today (English 1, 2), Daily News Egypt (English), Zawya (English 1, 2), al-Sharq al-Awsat (English), al-Youm al-Saabe, Akhbar al-Youm, al-Masry al-Youm, Sada el-Balad, Sky News Arabia)

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