Iran announces emergency use of 2nd domestic COVID-19 vaccine

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-30 21:43:09|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Health Ministry has authorized the emergency use of the second domestic vaccine against COVID-19, Tasnim News Agency reported Wednesday.

The third phase of clinical trial for the Pasteur vaccine, developed by Iran's Pasteur Institute, has been carried out, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said.

The Pasteur vaccine is the second Iranian vaccine approved for inoculation against coronavirus, Namaki added.

On June 14, Iran announced the emergency use of COVIran Barakat financed by the Barakat Foundation.

Iran has already introduced COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, India, China and the Republic of Korea for over 5 million people across the country. Enditem