Foreign residents in Luxor make big turnout on vaccination centers

The Luxor Health Directorate announced that foreign residents have made a big turnout at vaccination centers in the Upper Egyptian governorate.

This followed the opening of several new centers affiliated with the Public Authority for Health Care and in cooperation with Health and Population Ministry to reduce waiting times for citizens and cover all parts of the governorate.

Vaccination are proceeding at a steady pace in the five medical centers, the directorate assured, especially for priority groups such as the chronically ill and elderly who signed up to register during the Eid holiday.

The Adviser to the Health and Population Minister for Information Technology, Aysam Salah, announced that non-Egyptians residing in Egypt have every right to register for the vaccine on the ministry’s website.

“Indeed, those [non-Egyptians] in Egypt are getting the vaccine, just like the Egyptians,” Salah said in remarks to Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Egypt’s government cares for its guests, he assured, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had previously during a campaign to eradicate Hepatitis C allowed foreigners residing in Egypt to get the vaccine.

Egypt’s vaccination campaign that began in January is still working to vaccinate medical staff, people over the age of 65, and those with chronic illnesses, but registration for the jab is open to all.

Egypt is currently using China’s Sinopharm vaccine and the UK’s AstraOxford vaccine. The Ministry of Health announced that it will soon begin producing Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s Sinovac vaccines at VACSERA.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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