Iran receives nearly 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from WHO’s COVAX initiative

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According to reports from Iranian state television, 1,495,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, a joint production of England and Sweden, have been delivered to the Iranian Ministry of Health.

It was reported that vaccines ordered under COVAX were brought into the country by Qatar Airways.

In Iran, where the Kovid-19 vaccination process is slow, there are vaccine supply issues due to sanctions introduced during the time of former US President Donald Trump and the ban by the Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to import American products and British vaccines.

Iranian leader Khamenei, who previously banned the entry of American and British vaccines into the country, said on August 11: “Vaccines, whether imported or produced locally, must be purchased and made available to the public. audience with great effort and in all possible ways. he said.

According to data from Iran’s Ministry of Health, a total of 28 million 67,000,827 doses of the vaccine have so far been administered in the country of around 83 million people.

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Deputy Health Minister Ali Rıza Reisi announced on August 31 that 5 million doses of Kovid-19 vaccine will be delivered every week in September and that they will increase the vaccination rate.

Iran uses the national vaccine COVIRAN Bereket as well as Sinopharm, Sputnik V and AstraZeneca in the vaccination process.

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