Iran receives 700,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by Japan through the COVAX Facility

14 April 2022
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14 April 2022- The Islamic Republic of Iran has received 700,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 donated by the Government of Japan.

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 350,000 doses landed in Imam Khomeini International Airport on 14th April and the other one containing 350,000 doses scheduled to arrive on 15th April 2022.

So far and in addition to the current batch, Japan has donated 3,600,000 doses of AZ COVID-19 vaccines to Iran.

The COVAX Facility is a partnership, co-led by the 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).

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