The spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Kianoush Jahanpour said that the second shipment of Japan-donated COVID-19 vaccines would arrive in Iran next Friday.
Jahanpour said that the first shipment of vaccines donated by Japan which contained over one million doses of Astrazeneca vaccine arrived in Iran on Friday, July, 23.
He noted that intense coordination has been done for the shipment because of Olympic Games being held in Japan.
The next shipment contains about 1.8 million doses of vaccine and would arrive in Iran next Friday, July 30.
Iran has been recently slow in vaccinating its population against the Coronavirus because of what the Supreme Leader of Revolution called reneging by the countries supposed to deliver Iran’s purchased vaccines.
The first consignment of vaccines against COVID-19 disease sent by the Japanese government arrived in Tehran on Friday.
The first shipment of coronavirus vaccines comprising 1,087,570 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines made in Japan arrived in Tehran Mehrabad Airport on Friday evening.
Assistant Foreign Minister and Director General of Asia-Pacific department Reza Zabib said Iran will import another 3.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the next few days.
He wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday that “Following the efforts of colleagues and the help of the Ministry of Health and the Central Bank, three shipments of vaccines will be imported.”
The official said “today, also on Sunday, a total of about 2.2 million doses will be imported from China (a total of 85.1 million doses from China)”.
He explained that “tomorrow, Friday, one million doses of Astrazeneca will be imported from Japan as well as the remaining 9.1 million doses of this shipment”.\