The Director of the Immunization Department at the National Center for Disease Control, Abdelbaset Smiou, has stated that the number of recipients of the first dose of vaccinations has exceeded one million and 35 thousand. Smiou added that numbers of recipients of the second dose amount to more than 32 thousand people.

Smiou said in a press statement, that he expects 306 thousand doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine to arrive soon, and added that the National Center for Disease Control will begin during the coming period, to vaccinate the under-18s category after completing the vaccination of the elderly groups, which are most at risk.

Smiou stressed that there are great efforts to supply various vaccinations, and pointed out that there is a shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to arrive soon, which will be allocated to pregnant and breastfeeding women.