Egypt steps up door-to-door campaigns to deploy COVID-19 vaccines
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has intensified door-to-door campaigns to ensure that citizens can easily get vaccinated against the coronavirus, given the high number of COVID-19 infections in the country. world.
The ministry announced the setting up of 21 vaccination booths along the coastal road on the northern coast to deliver vaccines to coastal towns.
The ministry said mobile medical teams will arrive at homes to assist those who cannot travel to receive the vaccine at medical centers or health units.
The ministry stressed the need to receive the booster dose of the vaccine, especially as it ensures that the chances of infection are reduced.
Tourism and the sixth wave
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar – during a meeting with ministry officials at his headquarters in al-Alamein – followed the medical insurance plan for coastal towns and tourist destinations, in conjunction with the summer holiday period and the increase in the number of holidaymakers.
The minister stressed the need for full preparation and periodic monitoring of hospital equipment and the availability of medical supplies, to respond quickly to any development or emergency. He ordered to increase the number of ambulances and mobile convoys, to provide medical services to citizens in all coastal cities and places where vacationers gather.
Abdel-Ghaffar ordered to provide sufficient quantities of coronavirus treatment protocol drugs to all hospitals and health units in coastal cities and governorates.
The importance of precautionary measures
He renewed his appeal to citizens to respect precautionary measures, wear face masks in closed and crowded places and ensure they receive vaccines and booster doses to protect themselves and others.
Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag Eddin said on Thursday that coronavirus cases are on the rise again.
Patients should take necessary treatment and follow doctor’s advice if infected, Tag Eddin said.
Most cases of infection with the virus and its variants range from mild to moderate at around 90% or 95% of total infections, according to Tag Eddin.