Tehran (IP) - Iran’s Food and Drug Administration spokesman announced that eight Iranian vaccines have been included in the list of candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine of the World Health Organization.

Iran Press/Iran news: Kianoush Jahanpour tweeted on Friday: “To date, eight Iranian vaccines have been shortlisted for WHO’s COVID-19 vaccine.”

Iran’s Food and Drug Administration Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour

Jahanpour shared a list of the WHO's vaccine candidates, showing the Iranian companies among them.

US institution Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Monday their experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective, a significant victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed more than a million people.

Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced on November 2, 2020, that the Iranian knowledge-based companies and vaccine manufacturing companies such as 'Razi' and 'Barakat' foundations have started a tremendous work to make vaccines.


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