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Iran Receives Third Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines through COVAX Facility

02 September 2021

Iran has received the third batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with 1,449,600 doses.

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The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as one of the self-financing participant countries of the COVAX Facility, has received the third batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with 1,449,600 doses.

The COVAX Facility is a partnership, co-led by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi-The Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), alongside key delivery partner United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The consignment is the third COVAX shipment to the country, with future consignments of the approved allocation of COVID vaccines to be delivered very soon, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, through UNICEF procurement channel.

The AstraZeneca vaccines for the I.R. of Iran, landed at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport on Thursday, 2 September 2021, and were received by representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in presence of the UNICEF and WHO technical teams.

Iran Receives Third Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines through COVAX Facility

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