Tehran (IP) - The first shipment of the AstraZeneca vaccine sent to Iran from South Korea arrived at Imam Khomeini Airport on Monday evening, April 5th.

Iran PressIran News: The consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine sent to Iran, which SK Bioscience in South Korea made, was handed over to the representatives of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education on Monday evening, April 5, at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran in the presence of the technical teams of the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as one of the countries contributing to the COVAX mechanism, using its financial resources, received the first shipment of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, including 700,800 doses.

Furthermore, Food and Drug Administration Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, in his latest tweet released on Tuesday, also approved that the first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from the COVAX mechanism arrived in Tehran with a delay of two to three weeks.

Iran started mass vaccination against COVID-19 with Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine on February 9, with the priority given to medical staff, the elderly, and people with underlying diseases, which will also be co-produced by the two countries.


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