The first injection of the Iran-made coronavirus vaccine was carried out in the presence of the Minister of Health Saeed Namaki and Vice president for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari in Tehran.

Iran PressIran news: Three Iranian citizens volunteered to receive the corona vaccine. If this injection phase is carried out without any problem, more people will be vaccinated in the next phases.

Head of the Coronavirus Research Team of Iran’s Headquarters for Executing the Order of Imam, Hassan Jalili, had earlier said that Iran's coronavirus vaccine will have a 90% efficiency and is strong enough to resist the virus mutations.

“If everything goes well and once the human trial phases are accomplished, mass-production of the coronavirus vaccine will take about four to five months before it is supplied to the public,” Jalili said in an interview with the Persian-language Jaشm-e Jam newspaper on Monday.

“Domestically-produced vaccines have common platforms with vaccines from other countries that have entered the human trial phase. Similar statistical data and numerical platforms tested in other countries show that the vaccine is up to 90% efficient in bringing about immunity to the coronavirus,” he added.

Meanwhile, Jalili had also said that Iran would wait until the end of the human trial phase to precisely assess the home-made vaccine's effectiveness.

“I believe the vaccine we have developed can be resistant to the virus mutation. The statistical information we have emphasizes the point,” he added.


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