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Egypt to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses

Only around 6% of Egypt is vaccinated against COVID-19, though confirmed cases remain relatively low.
Laboratory workers fill boxes with vials of China's Sinovac vaccine against the coronavirus, produced by the Egyptian company VACSERA, in the capital, Cairo, on Sept. 1, 2021.

Egypt will receive American vaccine doses on Saturday to help boost its sluggish vaccination effort.

A shipment of 525,600 Johnson & Johnson doses will arrive via the African Export-Import Bank. It follows a previous delivery of 261,000 doses in August, the state-owned Al-Ahram news outlet reported.

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