News ID: 302395
Published: 0551 GMT April 22, 2021

Iran receives sixth batch of Russian vaccines

Iran receives sixth batch of Russian vaccines

The spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Kianoush Jahanpour said that the sixth consignment of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines developed to curb the COVID-19 disease arrived in Iran on Thursday.

The shipment includes 100,000 doses of the jab, Jahanpour added, according to IRNA.

So far, a total of 1.895 million doses of the imported vaccines, including 420,000 doses of Sputnik V, have been provided to the Ministry, said the official.

The sixth consignment was handed over to the Iranian Embassy in Moscow on Wednesday.

The fifth vaccine shipment had been delivered from Russia to Iran two weeks ago. The vaccines will be transferred to Tehran on board a Mahan Air flight.

In a tweeter post last Thursday, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali said the country finalized a contract to import 60 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine within the coming months, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He added the doses will be sufficient for vaccinating 30 million people.

Iran’s Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that all people above 18 in the country will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the fall.

Resource: IRNA
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