Iran is one of the few countries that has all vaccine production platforms, Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of the Iranian Food and Drug Administration, has stated.
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday praised the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for insisting on being vaccinated against the coronavirus by a vaccine produced by Iranian scientists, saying this action has inspired Iranian scientists and demonstrated the Leader's support for science and technology.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyed Ali Khamenei received the Iranian-made COVIran Barekat vaccine on Friday morning.
One million doses of “Razi Cov Pars” vaccine will be produced each month as of September, deputy head of the Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute has announced.
The second phase of the Fakhra vaccine’s human trial started on Wednesday by being administrated to 500 volunteers.
Eight thousand volunteers in four cities will receive the first dose of the COVIRAN vaccine on June 10, moving toward completing the third phase of human testing.
The second and third phases of clinical studies of the Iranian-Australian Spicogen vaccine for coronavirus will be performed in Iran, Iranian Food and Drug Administration spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.
Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced that immunization against coronavirus by the domestic vaccine (COVIRAN BAREKAT) will start by the next week, ISNA reported on Monday.
If the volume of COVID-19 vaccine required by the country is provided, the vaccination of people with underlying diseases will be completed by late July, and the whole population will be vaccinated by late November, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, who is the chairman of the Iran-Iraq Joint Economic Committee, has said Iraq is going to transfer $125 million of its energy dues to Iran to a European bank to be paid for 16 million COVAX Covid-19 vaccines.