Tehran (IP) - Iran's Minister of Health says the Iranian people will inject homemade vaccines to immunize themselves against influenza in the current year.

Iran PressIran News: On the sidelines of the cabinet session on Wednesday, Bahram Einollahi told reporters that the infrastructure for the production of the influenza vaccine is available, and the new vaccine will be produced soon.

Einollahi also touched on monkeypox and told Iran Press reporter: "Although there are the capacities to produce monkeypox vaccine in Iran, the vaccination of people for monkeypox is currently not on the agenda."

He then referred to one case of monkeypox infection in the country and said that samples were being taken from the people who entered Iran.

Still, elsewhere in his words, he reported the adoption of some incentives to encourage physicians to go to serve people in the unprivileged areas of the country. 

With regard to the incentive for the realization of the population policies, he said: "Pregnant women were supposed to enjoy insurance services for two years and their children to be covered by the service until the age of five."

The government was supposed to compensate up to 90% of costs for infertility treatment in public hospitals and up to 70% in private ones, the health minister said.


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