May 03, 2021 06:08 UTC
  • Largest consignment of COVID vaccine delivered to Iran

The Iranian Red Crescent Society on Sunday took delivery of the largest shipment of the coronavirus vaccine that the country has imported since the outbreak of the pandemic in February 2020.

According to Tasnim news agency, IRCS Secretary General Mohammad Hassan Qosian said.the consignment, including one million doses of vaccine, has been provided by the Red Cross Society of China.

The cargo reached Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Sunday morning.

Iran has already granted emergency use authorization to Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, Covaxin made by India’s Bharat Biotech, Oxford/AstraZeneca developed by Russia’s R-Pharm Group, and the AstraZeneca-SKBio made in South Korea.

More than 889,000 Iranians have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine so far, mainly health society personnel and the elderly above 80.