Iran says got 150,000 dosages of India’s Covid hit

Benjamin Richards
2 min readMar 11, 2021


Iran has gotten a shipment of 150,000 portions of an Indian Covid-19 immunization, Covaxin, nearby media announced Thursday, as the Islamic republic battles the Middle East’s deadliest episode of the disease.

“The Covid immunization shipment from India showed up at (Tehran’s) Imam Khomeini air terminal containing 150,000 dosages,” agent customs boss Mehrdad Jamal Arvanaghi revealed to ISNA news office.

Iran, which is in its second month of an inoculation crusade, is to get another 375,000 dosages from India one week from now, the wellbeing service’s advertising head Kianoush Jahanpour reported on Twitter.

The nation of in excess of 80 million has lost in excess of 61,000 lives out of over 1.7 million instances of Covid-19 disease, as per wellbeing service figures.

Tehran, utilizing various sources, begun its public immunization crusade on February 9, yet the quantity of individuals vaccinated to date has not been declared.

It has purchased a sum of 2,000,000 dosages of Russia’s Sputnik V, as indicated by Jahanpour, to be conveyed in stages.

He said Tehran intends to dispatch the neighborhood production of the Russian hit before the beginning of the new Iranian year on March 21.

“36 to 40 million portions of Sputnik V will be created and disseminated” in the impending year, he was cited as saying on the public authority’s site.

Iran likewise got 250,000 dosages of China’s Sinopharm immunization on February 28, after Jahanpour reported they were given by the Chinese government.

Wellbeing Minister Saeed Namaki has said Iran will in like manner get 4.2 million dosages of the immunization created by Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University, bought by means of the global antibody component Covax.

Simultaneously, Iran is chipping away at privately created immunization projects. As indicated by Iranian media, three local antibody projects have arrived at the clinical preliminaries stage since December.