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Iran Has Received Its First Batch of the Russian Coronavirus Vaccine

February 4, 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has received its first batch of the Russian coronavirus vaccine.

The shipment consists of 500,000 doses of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines, Fars news agency reported. They arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeieni International Airport on Thursday from Moscow. Iranian state TV quoted Tehran’s ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, as saying Iran has ordered 5 million doses from Russia.

Last month, Iran announced it was banning the import of American and British vaccines and had started the human test phase of its homemade vaccine in December.

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