Rouhani Vows Imminent Mass-Production of Coronavirus Vaccine
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country will soon be able to mass-produce the coronavirus vaccine.
“Relying on our scientists, Iran will soon make the [coronavirus] vaccine and will mass-produce it,” Rouhani said on Tuesday, adding, “In order to provide health standards for the people, the government will use domestic power.”
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said that several companies in Iran will be prepared to start the human trial phase for home-made coronavirus vaccines within the next 2 or 3 weeks.
Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi
“The animal test phase of four (home-made) vaccines have been passed and their human trial phase will start within the next 2 or 3 weeks and their supply will kick off in the next few months,” Harirchi said.
He, meantime, said that Iran has ordered purchase of 18mln doses of coronavirus vaccine from foreign companies, adding that the country is also participating in joint vaccine development and production projects.