Iran Receives 2,191,500 COVID-19 Vaccine doses donated by Germany through the COVAX Facility

13 March 2022
Iran Receives 2,191,500 COVID-19 Vaccine doses donated by Germany through the COVAX Facility
UNICEF Iran/Sayyari/2021

Tehran, 13 March 2021 – The Islamic Republic of Iran has received 2,191,500 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 donated by the German Government.

The vaccines were shipped to Iran through UNICEF procurement channels on behalf of the COVAX facility in two consignments, of which the first one containing 1,413,600 doses landed in Imam Khomeini International Airport on 13th March and the other one containing 777,900 doses scheduled to arrive on 14th March 2022.

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).

In October 2021, the German government donated 302,400 doses of AZ COVID-19 vaccines which were shipped to Iran through UNICEF procurement channels on behalf of the COVAX facility.

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