Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, announced that 1,141 citizens of eligible groups had received the first dose of the emerging corona virus vaccine, on the first day of the start of vaccination for eligible groups of citizens, which began on Thursday, within the framework of the state’s plan to address the Coronavirus pandemic and pay attention Public health of the citizens. Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Assistant Minister of Health and Population for Information and Awareness and the official spokesperson of the Ministry, said in a statement today that 40 centers have been allocated at the level of the governorates of the Republic to receive citizens from Corona virus vaccines through them, as 3 centers in Cairo Governorate have been allocated to receive vaccinations, “Al-Nuzha Medical Center,” Al-Katameya Medical Center, Al-Zuhour Medical Center in Asmarat District, and 4 centers in Giza Governorate, Faksera Center, Meet Okba Health Center, Eastern Today Medical Center in the October Administration, and the Distinguished Specialized Center, and 3 centers in Alexandria Governorate. The Ministry of Health spokesperson pointed out that the steps for citizens to obtain the first and second doses of the emerging corona virus vaccines take place through more than one stage, starting with registration on the website, and then the eligible categories are divided during registration on the website, into 3 groups in line with the priorities It is universally recognized, and the citizen chooses the group to which he belongs, as the groups include workers in the medical sector, or groups most vulnerable to infection from non-medical sector workers, who are people with chronic diseases and the elderly, then an appointment is set for the registrants on the site and they are contacted and directed to the center Vaccination in their governorate; To receive the first dose of the vaccine.
He continued, “Mujahid.” As soon as the citizen goes to the vaccination center, his data is reviewed through the national ID card, and any medical reports for citizens with chronic diseases are reviewed, in order to obtain informed consent, and then the citizen moves to the waiting areas until his turn is to move to the informed consent room. Taking into account the application of preventive and precautionary measures, and social distancing measures. Mujahid added that after the citizen moves to the informed consent room, which is the second stage in the steps for obtaining the first dose of the vaccine inside the vaccination centers, all his inquiries are answered, and the terms of approval are explained through the medical staff present, and the citizen’s data is reviewed and verified. Whoever completes all the documents, and in the event that the citizen is unable to read and write, he applies a fingerprint in the presence of a neutral witness, and the concerned doctor signs the form, and a copy of it is given to the citizen to keep. He explained that the third and final stage in the steps for obtaining the first dose of vaccines is the vaccination room, in which the identity of the citizen is confirmed, and the vaccine is injected in the top of his arm, then the concerned nurse confirms that the citizen has received the first dose on the special automated system of the Ministry of Health and Population.
With the vaccine, recording its date and setting the date for obtaining the second dose, indicating that there are clinics dedicated to vaccination centers to follow up citizens after receiving vaccinations in the event that any minor or moderate side effects appear, in the interest of the safety and health of citizens, as these steps are also taken during the second visit of the citizen To get the second dose of vaccination. Mujahid pointed out that citizens who received the “Sinopharm” vaccine will receive the second dose 21 days (3 weeks) after receiving the first dose, while those who receive the “Astrasnica” vaccine will receive. Their second dose was 12 weeks (3 months) after they received the first dose. It is noteworthy that an office has been allocated in health units and hospitals at the level of all governorates of the Republic to register citizens of the eligible groups who cannot register on the website to obtain the new Corona virus vaccine.