Egypt approves emergency use of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine


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Egypt has approved emergency use of the Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine, Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed announced over the weekend. The country will begin vaccinating medical staff in the second week of January, according to Arab News. The Sinopharm vaccine was approved by a committee including representatives from the medical services of the military, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Egyptian Drug Authority and WHO. Egypt will purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine and has received approval from Britain to receive the vaccine. The vaccine should arrive in Egypt by the end of the month. The first shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine...