Tehran (IP) - Iran's health minister hoped to begin students' vaccination within the next two weeks to reopen schools.

Iran PressIran news: In response to Iran Press on the sidelines of the meeting on COVID-19 at the Health Ministry, Bahram Einollahi said: "Vaccination of people over 18 is underway."

"Vaccination varies in different parts of the country; in big cities, it is usually for over 40-year-old people, and in some of our border areas is for 13-year-old and over," he noted.

He stated that about 13 million doses of the COVID vaccine are needed to vaccinate people under 18.

"Given the imports and domestically produced vaccines, people should not worry about being vaccinated because vaccination would go on non-stop," said the minister.

"There are currently 5 domestically produced vaccines with excellent quality such as the Fakhra vaccine," he said.

A meeting on how to curb the COVID-19 was held at the Health Ministry on Monday with the Deputy Chief of the Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Kiumars Heydari, Commander of the Army's Air Force Brigadier General Amir Nasirzadeh, and Iran's Health Minister Bahram Einollahi in attendance.


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