News ID: 313976
Published: 1040 GMT June 17, 2021

Largest cargo of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Tehran on Thursday: IRCS

Largest cargo of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Tehran on Thursday: IRCS

Spokesperson for Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced that the largest shipment of coronavirus vaccine will arrive in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday which is high in number since the outbreak.

Mohammad-Hassan Qossian said that two million doses of COVID vaccine will arrive in the Iranian capital later on Tehran, adding that the total would be delivered to the officials of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Mehr News Agency reported.

So far, the IRCS has purchased 2.4 million doses of the COVID vaccines in three separate states including 400,000 doses in the first stage and two separate one million doses in the second and third stages respectively, said the spokesman.

He added that the fourth stage, which is to arrive in Tehran on Thursday includes two million doses of the coronavirus vaccines.

It is hoped that Iranian Red Crescent Society will use all its capacities and potentials in line with offering quality services to the noble people of the country during the pandemic, Qossian emphasized.

Based on official data, 4,364,228 of Iranians have so far received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines while 878,694 people received the second jab.

He put the total number of COVID-19 vaccines injected into the people in the country at 5,242,922.

Resource: MNA
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