Covid Vaccine Production to Reach 10m per Month

Head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration said the country’s coronavirus vaccine production is set to reach three million jabs a month by July and ten million per month by September. 
“There’ll be a spike in the manufacture and distribution of homegrown vaccines over the summer,” Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, was quoted as saying by IRNA.
“This means that almost all vulnerable groups will be inoculated during summer, which is a great honor,” the health official added.
Iran has planned to vaccinate its population of 80 million people by March 2022. 
Shanehsaz said, “We’ll carry on with the vaccination campaign using local vaccines. This doesn’t mean we’ll not make use of foreign vaccines.”
Two of Iran’s homegrown vaccines are expected to obtain emergency use authorization by next week. 
Iran has been immunizing its people with Russia’s Sputnik V, India’s Covaxin, South Korea and Italy’s AstraZeneca and China’s Sinopharm. 
The country has injected some 3.786 million individuals with the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 526,000 have been fully vaccinated against the infectious disease. 
The Health Ministry reported 171 deaths and 10,600 newly identified cases on Tuesday.

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