Health minister:
Iranian 'Sputnik V' COVID vaccine to be unveiled on Saturday

Tehran (IP) – Iran's health minister praised scientists' efforts to make a COVID vaccine and announced that the Iranian version of the 'Sputnik V' vaccine would be unveiled on Saturday.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking on Monday at Golestan Province's Task Force for Combating Coronavirus, Saeed Namaki announced that the first phase of the clinical trial of IRGC's COVID vaccine would be carried out at Baqiyatallah Hospital on Sunday.

Namaki stated: "With measures taken in terms of planning and after the domestic needs are completely met, Iran will become an exporter of COVID vaccine from the beginning of winter."

I went wherever I could to buy COVID vaccine, but some countries, even those which were our friends, did not sell the vaccine directly to us, he said.

He noted that due to the announcement of domestic mass production of COVID vaccine, the embargo on the sale of this vaccine to Iran was lifted.

So far, in Iran, 4,384,451 people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine, 919,557 people have received the second dose. The total number of vaccines injected in the country reached 5,304,008 doses as well.


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