Lawmakers, their families receive privileged vaccine access ahead of priority groups

Legislators and their families are getting vaccinated and are being allowed to choose between the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines despite the Health Ministry’s repeated statements that people will have no say in which shots they receive.

“Egypt currently has stocks of the Sinopharm and AstraZeneca vaccines. Each legislator and their family can choose which vaccine they want to take,” the deputy chair of House of Representatives Budget and Planning Committee Yasser Omar tells Mada Masr. 

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