Tehran (IP) - The spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration of Iran announced that over 180 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine would be provided for Iran within a year, which was beyond the country's needs.

Iran PressIran News: Kianoosh Jahanpour, the spokesman of the Food and Drug Administration of Iran, said on Saturday: "The comprehensive vaccination program of coronavirus in Iran, considering the possible conditions, had 4 parallel routes to supply the vaccine needed by the country from the beginning."

He added: "With the follow-up of all 4 routes, more than 180 million doses of vaccine will be provided to the national vaccination mobilization in a year, which is beyond the estimation of the country's needs."

According to Jahanpour, the four strategies of direct purchase, import through COVAX, co-production, and home-made production of vaccines are successfully continuing at the predicted level, and accordingly, the one-year vaccination in Iran will be finished even earlier than planned. 

"21 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been purchased through direct purchase and COVAX, which will gradually enter the country according to the schedule and the production capacity of the producers," he added.

Jahanpour said that Iran can also help other nations and communities that need the corona vaccine.

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