Iran launches mass production of Russia's anti-coronavirus vaccine
Iran plans to launch mass production of Russia’s anti-coronavirus vaccines, head of the presidential office Mahmoud Vaezi said.
According to Vaezi, it will be done under a corresponding agreement with Russia.
"Iran has decided to provide a variety of vaccines ranging from the WHO-affiliate COVAX vaccines, to Russian, Indian and Chinese vaccines as well as domestic vaccines," IRNA news agency cited him as saying. "The Iranian government does not prioritize the domestic or foreign producers of the vaccines."
What is most important for the Iranian government, in his words, is to save people’s lives.
Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali said earlier that his country and Russia had reached an agreement on joint production of the Russian Sputnik V anti-coronavirus vaccine. The sides have already signed an agreement on supplies of the Russian vaccine to Iran. The first two batches were delivered to that country on February 4 and 12.