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Iran starts vaccinating citizens with home-produced drug

09.07.2021 99 просмотров

Iran is expanding the campaign to vaccinate citizens against coronavirus - the fifth wave of COVID-19 is expected in the country, this time the Indian strain of the virus - "delta" is actively spreading. 

Residents of the country can receive a nationally produced vaccine called "KOVIRAN Barakat". 

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"Iran was the first manufacturer of vaccines in the entire Middle East region," said Arash Anisyan, General Director of the Ibn Sina Hospital. - Today we are also the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the region. There is great confidence in the Iranian vaccine, thanks to the know-how of Iranian scientists and many years of experience in the production of vaccines.

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Iran's supreme leader, 82-year-old Ali Khamenei, has already been vaccinated against the coronavirus. In addition, the country is using a co-produced vaccine with Cuba, and scientists are developing five more drugs for COVID-19. Tehran also launched the production of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine.

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