News ID: 315963
Published: 0916 GMT September 02, 2021

Iran receives 3rd shipment of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX scheme

Iran receives 3rd shipment of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX scheme

Iran, as one of the self-financing participant countries of the COVAX Facility, has received the third batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines including 1,449,600 doses on Thursday.

COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or GAVI), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO), alongside key delivery partner United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The consignment is the third COVAX shipment delivered to Iran, with future consignments of the approved allocation of COVID vaccines to arrive in near future, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, through UNICEF procurement channel, IRNA reported.

The plane with AstraZeneca vaccines, landed at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport on Thursday morning, and were handed over to the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the presence of the UNICEF and WHO technical teams.

 

   
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