A 54-year woman has died in Canada after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, the first fatality linked to the drug in the country, provincial authorities announced Tuesday.
Chairman of Iran-Switzerland Joint Chamber of Commerce Sharif Nezam-Mafi believes if the private sector is to import COVID-19 vaccines, they should hand over the vaccines to the Health Ministry for its distribution because it will reveal the humanitarian and nationalist feelings.
The United States has hoarded tens of millions of COVID vaccine doses that it may never use, amid growing calls by international health experts for a coordinated global vaccine effort to tackle the pandemic.
The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 18,230 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 374 patients have passed away in the same period of time.
Giant US-based drug maker Pfizer has reportedly demanded some Latin American countries put up sovereign assets -- such as embassy compounds and military bases – as a guarantee for gaining access to its COVID-19 vaccine.
COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, started the third phase of the human trial, Mostafa Qanei, secretary of the biotechnology development office of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, announced.
Iran is currently producing COVID-19 vaccines jointly with three countries of Cuba, Russia, and Australia, Mostafa Qanei, secretary of the biotechnology development office of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, said on Monday.
Health Minister says that despite all restrictions, Iran managed to produce all necessities to fight COVID-19 locally and more importantly, 6 entirely local COVID vaccine platforms, four platforms for contract manufacturing and joint production, while local products will be used in mass vaccination in the coming month.
Every day we face some news and reports regarding the COVID-19 vaccines that Iranian officials are to import or the related bodies are working on producing the domestic-made vaccine and the controversy on the issue is on the rise.
The Cuba-Iran Soberana-02 COVID-19 vaccine received a code of ethics to start the third phase of the clinical trial in Iran, according to the Ministry of Health.