All foreign immigrants and refugees under the age of five will be vaccinated against polio and measles.
President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi stressed the need for the people to continue to pay attention to health protocols and called on the members of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus to try to convince the people to inject a third dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health has issued a license to export 20 percent of the domestically produced coronavirus vaccines, IRNA reported on Tuesday.
A total of 1,572,380 students, equaling 24 percent of the target group aged 12 to 18 nationwide, have received both doses of coronavirus vaccine, Azam Goudarzi, a health ministry official, said on Saturday.
Ambassador of Italy to Tehran yesterday said that major part of 1.6m doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccines which have been donated by Italy will arrive in Tehran tomorrow (on Monday) and remaining part will arrive in the coming weeks.
Coronavirus mortality in nursing homes has reduced by 65 percent due to mass vaccination, Hamed Barekati, the deputy health minister for population, family, and schools, has said.
The Iranian deputy health minister has warned the World Health Organization of a ‘vaccine apartheid’ which ‘can be a threat to the global health’.
The coronavirus mortality related to delta variant peaked in July and recorded over 700 daily deaths, but with the increase of vaccination pace, the toll is now decreasing.
Some 400 skilled doctors and nurses will be dispatched to Iraq for Arbaeen rituals, Taher Doroudi, Arbaeen medical operations manager, has stated.
Pastu Covac, developed jointly by the Pasteur Institute of Iran and Cuba's Finlay Vaccine Institute, is the only homegrown vaccine that includes use in children aged under 18.