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Egypt Kicks Off National COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Using Chinese-Made Vaccines

The Egyptian government kicked off a national vaccination campaign over the weekend using Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

After months of promises, controversies, and disputes over how effective they really are, tens of millions of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines are now on their way to developing countries.

On Sunday Egypt became the second country in Africa, after the Seychelles, to launch a full-scale vaccination drive using a vaccine produced by the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) for the opening phase. The health ministry says that it’s focusing this initial wave of vaccines on an estimated 50,000 healthcare professionals.

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