News

Egypt Installs Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Units at Cairo Metro Stations

mm
Egypt Installs Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Units at Cairo Metro Stations

Source: El Watan News.

A vaccination unit has been set up at the Sadat metro station in Cairo to allow commuters to receive COVID-19 shots, announced the official spokesman of the Cairo Metro company, Ahmed Abdel Hady, adding that it will be the first of 20 such units across 15 underground stations in Cairo.

Using only their national ID, users of the Cairo metro will be able to receive their first jab upon walking in at these units, as well as schedule their second jab. According to Abdel Hady, demand among metro users was the reason for this initiative.

The initiative was first announced in October by Health Minister Hala Zayed, who added that such units will also be set up in courts, traffic directorates, and train stations.

To aid Egypt’s ongoing vaccination effort, a rule to ban non-vaccinated government employees from entering the workplace will take effect on 15 November. The ban will apply to any other citizens entering government buildings on 1 December.

The Health Ministry has launched an application allowing Egyptians and expats living in Egypt to generate a QR code verifying their vaccination status.

According to data provided by the President’s Advisor for Health and Prevention Affairs, Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, on 7 November, 35 million vaccine doses have been administered across Egypt so far.

Egyptian Sheikh Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Raping a 10-Year-Old Girl
Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh Selected to Host Climate Change Conference in 2022

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
mm

Senior Editor at Egyptian Streets. Adjunct Professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. Holds a master's degree in Global Journalism from the University of Sheffield, where she wrote a dissertation about the effect of disinformation on the profession of journalism. Passionate about music, story-telling, baking, social justice, and taking care of her plants. "If you smell something, say something." -Jon Stewart, 2015

More in News

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Calls for Fund to Support Egyptians with Disabilities

Egyptian Streets6 December 2021

Canada Bans Entry For Travelers From 10 Countries, Including Egypt

Marina Makary1 December 2021

‘A Disgrace’: Fans React to Egypt’s Salah’s Seventh Ranking in the Ballon d’Or 2021

Egyptian Streets30 November 2021

Egyptians Ages 12 to 15 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

Amina Zaineldine29 November 2021

Egypt Bans Flights from Seven African Countries Over New COVID-19 Variant

Egyptian Streets27 November 2021

Egypt’s President Visits West Aswan to Follow Up on Relief Efforts

Mona Bassel25 November 2021

Egyptian Actress Soheir El-Bably Passed Away Aged 86

Nadine Khaled22 November 2021

Registration for Egypt’s World Youth Forum 2022 Now Open

Egyptian Streets21 November 2021