Tehran (IP) - The head of the Tehran Task Force for Combating Coronavirus states that the 'drive-in COVID-19 vaccination' plan is a long-term process because in the future public vaccination will also be implemented as well, but right now the plan includes vaccinating the elderly who are mainly physically disabled.

Iran PressIran news: The first round of the 'drive-in COVID-19 vaccination' plan was aimed at vaccinating the group of 85-year-old and above, and this round includes the age group of 75 and above, added Alireza Zali in an exclusive interview with Iran Press on the sidelines of the 2nd round of the plan implemented at Tehran's Velayat Park. 

Regarding Tehran's COVID-19 status, Zali stressed: "Tehran is going through the fourth wave of the disease with mild pace, compared to other cities."

The latest status of hospitalization indicates that hospitalizations are decreasing, he said. "We also had 890 new patients infected with COVID-19 yesterday, 162 of whom were in intensive care units."

The number of outpatients was about 900 people, so Tehran has a relatively better situation than other cities in the country, stated the head of the Tehran Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus.

Zali expressed hope to witness more decline in the coming days.

The method is promisingly helpful to cut down and prevent crowds, he noted.

The drive-in vaccination centers will provide Tehran residents with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after registration, and to take the second injection, they would be informed.

The inauguration of the 2nd round of drive-in COVID-19 vaccination center in Velayat Park-Tehran was held on Sunday in the presence of Alireza Zali, the Head of the Tehran Task Force for Combating Coronavirus.


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