Egypt received the first batch of raw materials to manufacture China’s Sinovac vaccine, said the Chinese embassy in Egypt.
A new shipment of China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines also arrived at the Cairo International Airport, according to the Chinese embassy.
The Egyptian Health Minister said Egypt will start locally producing the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine in June, and the first 2 million doses will be produced at the plants of the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines.
The end-product will be distributed to medical centers across Egypt in two months after being assessed by the Egyptian Drug Authority, said the minister, who added, “[We] will produce more than five million doses of Sinovac vaccine in two months, and 40 million doses within a year.”
China has made remarkable contributions to Egypt’s diversification of vaccine sources and promoting the country’s economic recovery in the post-pandemic era.