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Rouhani says national vaccination against COVID-19 will be accelerated

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Jun 24, 2021

Tehran, IRNA -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that once the import problems are solved and the necessary permits for domestically developed vaccines are issued, the national vaccination against the coronavirus disease will be accelerated.

The president made the remarks speaking during a meeting of the heads of the specialized committees of the national headquarters for the fight against COVID-19.

Rouhani vowed that the Ministry of Health and other relevant organizations will make every effort to prevent a fifth wave of the pandemic.

During the meeting, the head of the health and treatment committee delivered a report which stressed that Iran has some difficulty receiving the already bought vaccines from some other countries and COVAX due to restrictions for transfer of money and the shortage of vaccine in the global markets as well.

The report said that because of the above mentioned problems, the country have had a delay in the national vaccination which is being carried out based on a national plan.

With the arrival of new vaccines over the past few days and with new cargos being on the way, the country is due to resume vaccination, the report said, adding that injection of the second doses for those people who have received the first dose would be the country's first priority.

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