Iran Receives 1,442,000 COVID-19 Vaccine doses donated by Italy and Germany through the COVAX Facility

18 October 2021
UNICEF Iran/Sayyari/2021

Tehran, 18 October 2021 – The Islamic Republic of Iran has received 1,442,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine of which 1,139,600 doses were donated by the Italian Government and 302,400 doses by the German Government.

The vaccines were shipped to Iran through UNICEF procurement channels on behalf of the COVAX facility and arrived at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport on Monday 18 October 2021.

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 5th 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.

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