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16 September 2021 - 11:32
Iran receives new cargo of COVID-19 vaccine: IRCS

Five million doses of coronavirus vaccines provided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have been delivered to the country's Health Ministry at Imam Khomeini International Airport, southwest Tehran, on Thursday.

The cargo is the third batch which has been provided by the Society, Head of IRCS Karim Hemmati has said.

Since six months ago, IRCS has imported over 35 million doses of COVID vaccines to the country if another five-million-dose cargo is delivered next week.

Also, 70 million doses more will be dispatched to the country within next two months, Hemmati noted while appreciating help extended by Foreign Ministry and Central Bank of Iran in this case.

About ten millions out of total 70 million doses of vaccines are allocated to children ages 12-18.

All vaccines imported to the country or produced domestically are first confirmed by the Health Ministry, the official said.

Coronavirus has killed over 4,660,000 worldwide since its outbreak in December 2019.

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