Ninth batch of Sputnik V vaccine was delivered to Iran

10 June

The ninth batch of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V arrived in Tehran on Thursday, the ISNA news agency reports.

According to its information, this time 100 thousand doses of the Russian drug were delivered to the republic.

The first batch of Sputnik V arrived in Tehran on February 4, and on February 9, Iran started free voluntary vaccination against coronavirus using the Russian drug.

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabei said on Tuesday that the country's health care system would soon have access to two Iranian vaccines, Pastur and Barakat. "After that, the vaccination program in Iran will expand dramatically," he added.

In Iran, the fourth wave of coronavirus spread began in early spring. The daily increase in cases peaked on April 14 (25,582 cases) and then began to decline. As of June 10, a total of 3,003,112 infected and 81,672 deaths due to coronavirus had been detected in the country. 2,612,091 people recovered from COVID-19 infection.



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