The Red Crescent’s director said his organization will continue its push to import vaccines.
“Over the past 10 days, the Red Crescent Society has imported 5 shipments containing [an overall] 30 million doses of coronavirus vaccines,” Karim Hemmati said.
“The Red Crescent Society has imported a total 82 million and 390 thousand doses of vaccines since late April.”
Hemmati added that the Red Crescent is purchasing the vaccines from China’s Sinopharm, stressing that the jabs have a long expiry date.
“Fortunately, the main outcome of the imports of vaccines and inoculation of people is a reduction in the fatalities from the coronavirus disease among the medical staff and people and a reduced number of patients in intensive care units of the hospitals,” he said.
Iran’s health ministry announced on Monday 181 patients had died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of the dead to 124,256 since the start of the pandemic.