Iran starts COVID-19 vaccination

On Tuesday Iran began its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 to fight the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak of the illness, images broadcast by state television showed.“We begin our national vaccination against the COVID-19 virus memory of the martyrdom of health workers.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said at a ceremony at a Tehran hospital, referring to medical personnel who have died from the disease. Iran’s inoculation effort for its 80-million-plus population is starting with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, authorities have said. The first doses of the Russian vaccine arrived on Thursday in Tehran, with two more shipments expected by February 18 and 28, according to Iranian authorities