News ID: 318051
Published: 0328 GMT November 19, 2021

Iran FM congratulates Health Ministry on 100m COVID jabs record

Iran FM congratulates Health Ministry on 100m COVID jabs record

National Desk

The Iranian foreign minister congratulated the Health Ministry on its success in administering over 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country using domestic and foreign jabs.

In a phone conversation with Health Minister Bahram Einollahi, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described the achievement as a great record by the incumbent administration in the health sector, Mehr News Agency reported.

Praising efforts and sacrifices by the country’s medical staff in the fight against the coronavirus, Amir-Abdollahian expressed the Foreign Ministry’s readiness for continuation of close cooperation with the Health Ministry and the Iranian Red Crescent Society in supplying more COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days based on the health and treatment sector’s needs.

Iran’s Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the number of administered COVID jab doses in the country surpassed 100 million during the past 24 hours.

According to a statement by the ministry on Friday, 101,140,118 doses of COVID jabs have so far been administered, of which 56,383,179 have been given to people as the first dose, and 44,051,743 as the second dose.

The ministry added that 391,888 doses of vaccines were administered from Thursday to Friday.

Since a few months ago and the beginning of the incumbent administration’s term in office under President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, Iran’s public vaccination process against COVID-19 has gained greater momentum on the back of the rise in imports and the domestic production of jabs, setting new consecutive daily records.

Iran has produced a number of COVID vaccines domestically and received several COVID-19 vaccine batches from Russia (Sputnik V), China (Sinopharm), Japan (AstraZeneca) and India (COVAXIN).

The Friday statement added that daily COVID-19 deaths and cases stood at 100 and 5,784.

According to the ministry, total COVID-19 fatalities and cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 128,734 and 6,069,559, respectively.

Until a few weeks ago, Iran was grappling with a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections, seeing record high daily deaths and cases of over 700 and 40,000, respectively. Although the fifth wave has subsided, authorities constantly warn against the start of a new wave, calling for full compliance with the health protocols.



Resource: Mehr News Agency
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