Iran receives 1st consignment of Cuba-made COVID-19 vaccines

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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:21 - 12 March 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021_Iran has received the first shipment of Cuba’s coronavirus vaccine, developed in cooperation between Tehran and Havana in spite of the unilateral US sanctions imposed on both countries.

Iran receives 1st consignment of Cuba-made COVID-19 vaccines

The first consignment of the Cuban vaccines arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Thursday afternoon, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The vaccine shipment contained 100,000 doses of Soberana-2, Cuba’s flagship vaccine to tackle COVID-19.

Kianoush Jahanpour, the spokesman of Iran Food and Drug Administration (IFDA), said via Twitter that the consignment of Soberana-2 vaccine was sent from Cuba to Tehran for phase three of its joint clinical trial by Iran’s Pasteur Institute and Cuba's Finlay Institute.

Iran Food and Drug Administration:

The shipment of 100,000 doses of #Soberana02, Cuban covidvaccine was sent to Iran for phase III of clinical trial and will arrive in Tehran in a few hours.

— Kianush Jahanpur, MD
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