Iran receives 7th shipment of Sputnik-V vaccine

TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) – The seventh consignment of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine has been dispatched to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday via Iran's Mahan Airlines.

The consignment was delivered to the Iranian embassy in Moscow by the Russian Direct Investment Fund on Wed.

Speaking in an interview with IRNA, Iran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali stated that upon an agreement with Russian, Iran is receiving another 100,000 doses of the vaccine.

According to him, the initial agreement includes 720,000 doses of vaccine to be delivered to Iran.

Since the time of sending the 60 million doses of vaccine which is agreed upon in a second agreement, Russia is trying to send more shipments to Iran, he added.

The ambassador went on to explain that four Iranian companies are set to work with Russia in this project.

The Sputnik vaccine has been endorsed by 60 countries covering a total population of three billion. More than 30 countries have already started mass vaccination with this vaccine.

In Russia so far, 15 million people have received the first dose of the Sputnik vaccine and about 10 million have been fully vaccinated.

Research has proven 97.6% efficiency of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine on 3.8 million people which have so far received it.

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