Iran vaccine imports exceed 132 million doses

A total of 6 million doses of Chinese-made Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Oct. 26.

30 October 2021
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 A total of 6 million doses of Chinese-made Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Oct. 26.

With the new shipment, the total volume of imported vaccines now exceeds 132 million doses.

From the total imported vaccines, Sinopharm has the lion’s share with 111 million doses, Mehr News Agency reported. 

The Red Crescent Society of Iran has imported 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

Covid-19 vaccine imports set a record in the last fiscal month, as more than 60 million doses entered Iran in the seventh month of the current fiscal year (Sept. 23-Oct. 22), according to Mehrdad Jamal Arvanaghi, the technical deputy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

“The total value of all Covid-19 vaccines imported to Iran from Feb. 3 to Sept. 12 stood at $421 million. Each Sinopharm vaccine made in China costs $9.2, AstraZeneca made in China $4, AstraZeneca made in Japan $4, COVAX made in Italy $4, Sputnik V made in Russia $10, AstraZeneca made in Russia $6.5, COVAX made in South Korea $4 and AstraZeneca made in Austria $4 and Bharat [COVAXIN] made in India $14.5,” he was quoted as saying.

“Some of the imported vaccines have been donated to Iran and the import process continues,” he said.

Besides China, Iran imports Covid jabs from Russia, Japan, Italy, Russia, India, Austria, Germany, South Korea and Greece.

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