One million Egyptians have been vaccinated against coronavirus, with almost no severe, dangerous or unexpected side effects recorded, a presidential adviser for health affairs said
In statements to eXtra News channel, Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said the government has designated an emergency number for vaccinated citizens to report any serious side effects.
Some vaccinated people have only shown minor side effects, including pain at the injection site, cold-like symptoms, feeling of cracking in the body, and a temporary rise in body temperature, he pointed out.
Egypt is using the Chinese Sinopharm and the British AstraZenaca vaccines in its innouculation campaign.
The country has been witnessing a daily rise in infections since late April, with 1,132 new cases detected on Saturday, bringing total infections nationwide to 236,272 including 176,363 recoveries and 13,845 deaths.