News ID: 317733
Published: 0304 GMT November 07, 2021

Iran: Monthly COVID-19 vaccine production rises to 10m doses

Iran: Monthly COVID-19 vaccine production rises to 10m doses

The Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) said Iranian companies have managed to raise the monthly production of coronavirus vaccines to 10 million doses.

The IFDA’s Director-General Heidar Mohammadi said seven million doses of the jabs are being produced by the Shifa Pharmed (Barakat) and Cinnagen companies, while other producers such as Razi Cov Pars and Pasteur Institute are producing the rest, Iran Front Page reported.

Mohammadi said that the Pasteur Institute has so far delivered 1.2 million doses of its vaccine to the Health Ministry and will raise its monthly delivery to two million doses from November 21.

Mohammadi added that Iranian producers are planning to speed up their production in the coming months.

Since the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian companies started research on the virus in order to produce a vaccine, IRNA reported.

Several companies have so far managed to produce COVID-19 vaccines which have been used by the government for its vaccination plan across the country.

Iran has also imported millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by foreign companies.

According to the Health Ministry, 94,201,273 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the country.  The ministry says that 55,128,528 people have so far received the first dose of the vaccine, while 38,893,839 have received the second dose.

The ministry on Sunday reported 126 fatalities from COVID-19 in 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 127,299.

It also said that 7,554 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the same period, putting the total number of cases at 5,987,814.








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