Egypt has reportedly made plans to manufacture their own COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year, with clinical trials beginning sometime soon.
The Ministry of Health and Population will soon announce the beginning of clinical trials for Egypt's own COVID-19 vaccine, 'CoviVacc', after discussing the possibility with Egypt's representative to the World Health Organisation. Egypt has reportedly made plans to manufacture their own vaccine earlier this year, although no official information has been released about the vaccine as of yet.
Since mid-2021, Egypt has locally produced millions of doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine through their VACSERA factories in 6th of October City.
Egypt looks to vaccinate 40% of the population by the end of the year, with 25 million citizens having received the vaccine so far.