Egyptian Acting Minister of Health and Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar with General Manager of Sinovac Life Sciences Co. Gao Qiang Cooperation during their meeting on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Photo courtesy of from the Facebook page of the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
According to the Ministry of Health, Abdel-Ghaffar and Qiang discussed the cooperation between Egyptian VACSERA and Sinovac to produce vaccines at the VACSERA plant on 6e of the city of October.
The Egyptian Minister of Health spoke of the expansion of cooperation in the framework of the transformation of Egypt into a main center of vaccine production in Africa.
Since the summer, Egypt has already started producing the Sinovac vaccine locally at its VACSERA plant for domestic consumption as well as for export to African countries.
Sinovac is already among the vaccines Egypt is using in its public coronavirus vaccination campaign.
During the meeting, Qiang briefed Abdel-Ghaffar on Sinvoac’s plan to develop a vaccine to deal with newer variants of Covid-19, in particular Omicron, as well as the company’s plan to establish storage facilities. of vaccines with a fully automatic system in the VACSERA plant complex with a storage capacity of 150 million doses of vaccines.
The two sides also discussed the timing of the transfer of Sinovac vaccine manufacturing technology to VACSERA in 2022.