Saeed Namaki noted, “Fortunately, the clinical trials and tests on humans have been very successful.”
He then touched upon Iran’s cooperation with Cuba on the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.
He said Iran and Cuba have been working together for years in the field of vaccine production.
“The hepatitis B vaccine which has been used in Iran for more than twenty years is a joint venture between the Pasteur Institute of Iran and the Cubans,” the health minister noted.
The minister added Iran and Cuba have also been working on a joint project to develop the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.