News ID: 316349
Published: 0224 GMT September 15, 2021

Iran to soon break world weekly vaccination record: Minister

Iran to soon break world weekly vaccination record: Minister

National Desk

Iran will break the world’s COVID-19 vaccination record in the next few days, said the health minister.

Bahram Einollahi added the country will soon see another boost in COVID-19 jab imports and production, IRNA reported.

He noted that at present, Germany holds the weekly COVID-19 vaccination record, administering over five million doses of the vaccine per week.

Earlier, a comparison between Iran and seven European countries with average weekly COVID-19 vaccinations of over one million doses showed that the Islamic Republic ranks third following Germany and France in terms of the highest weekly inoculation numbers, outdoing the likes of the UK, Spain and Italy, wrote

According to a recent report, Germany has, on average, administered 6,075,000 doses per week, and 870,000 doses of COVID-19 jabs per day since the beginning of the public inoculation process in the country, to top the ranking.

Coming next in the ranking is France, with average of 4,777,000 doses per week, and 680,000 doses per day.

With average weekly and daily vaccinations of 4,744,000 doses and 680,000 doses, Iran overtakes the UK (4,153,000 doses weekly, 593,000 doses daily) Spain (3,976,000 doses weekly, 570,000 doses daily), Italy (3,857,000 doses weekly, 550,000 doses daily) and Poland (2,265,000 doses weekly and 323,000 doses daily).

Iran’s public vaccination process has gained greater momentum over the past few weeks in view of the rise in imports and domestic production, setting new daily records.

The country has received several COVID-19 vaccine batches from Russia (Sputnik V), China (Sinopharm), Japan (AstraZeneca) and India (COVAXIN), and has also developed a number of COVID jabs.

Iran’s Health Ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday that the country’s daily COVID-19 deaths and infections reached 452 and 19,731, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

The statement added the total COVID-19 death toll and infections since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 115,619 and 5,360,381, respectively.





Resource: IRNA
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