Egypt leads the way in providing coronavirus vaccines among other Arab countries

Egypt leads the way in providing doses of the coronavirus vaccine to its population among Arab countries, according to recent statistics by Our World in Data website.

Efforts to distribute coronavirus vaccines continue around the world, amid the spread of new variants of the virus. 

The current vaccination situation in Arab countries sees Egypt leading the way in providing doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with a total of 67.7 million doses, followed by Saudi Arabia with a total of 59.6 million doses, then Morocco in third place with 53 million doses, and the UAE in fourth place with 23.9 million doses, and Iraq with 16.2 million doses, according to the statistics of the “Our World in Data” website.

According to the “Our World in Data” statistics: Lebanon has provided the least amount of doses among Arab countries with a total of 5.1 million doses, followed by Sudan with 4.9 million doses, then Palestine with 3.4 million doses, Bahrain with 3.3 million doses, and Libya with 3.1 million doses.

 Egypt was able in a short time to provide all types of the coronavirus vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, which included Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccines.

Egypt received through Cairo International Airport on Sunday 2.1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Six African countries, including Egypt and Tunisia, were selected earlier in February to produce mRNA vaccines, as the first beneficiary of a global vaccine production program led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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