Iran’s imports of COVID-19 vaccine top 21m doses

Iran has imported more than 21 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine over the past seven months, according to Deputy Chairman of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehrdad Jamali.

11 August 2021
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Iran has imported more than 21 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine over the past seven months, according to Deputy Chairman of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehrdad Jamali.

Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines are being unloaded at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Airport.

Iran has imported more than 21 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine over the past seven months, according to Deputy Chairman of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehrdad Jamali.

In a letter to Deputy Minister of Health on Wednesday, Jamali said that the vaccines have been imported in 33 consignments since January 20, IRNA reported. 

He said that the country has imported some 2.9 million AstraZeneca vaccines from Japan, more than 1 million Sputnik-V vaccines from Russia, some 14.5 million Sinopharm vaccines from China as well as vaccines from South Korea, India and Italy.

He also said that the private sector imported some 315,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Russia late July.

The first cases of COVID-19 infection were found in Iran in Feb. 2020.

Most part of the high-risk groups have been vaccinated so far and the vaccination continues with a domestically-developed vaccine – Cov-Iran Barekat – coming into the market.

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