Accelerating the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 is the top priority of the government, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi has said.
Those people who have injected a coronavirus vaccine can also donate their blood and there are no obstacles in this regard, Bashir Haji-Beigi, the Blood Transfusion Organization spokesman, said on Saturday.
While just 42 percent of infants around the world are being vaccinated against Hepatitis B, in Iran almost all newborn babies receive the vaccine.
President-elect Hojjatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raisi s called for accelerating the general vaccination of the population against the Covid-19 in Iran, adding that vaccination will result in a boom in tourism in the country.
All the tribespeople aged above 18 will be vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of the eighth calendar month Aban (November 21), deputy health minister Alireza Raisi said.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced readiness to vaccinate some three million refugees and people with special diseases against coronavirus if the required doses of the vaccine are provided.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced here on Saturday that vaccination in the country will start in the next few days.
Sanofi’s chief in France, Olivier Bogillot, said on Saturday that its future COVID-19 vaccine was likely to be priced below 10 euros per shot.
Cuba aspires to, in February 2021, be the first country in the world with the capacity to vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19, free of charge.