MOH confirms the import of additional quantities of the Corona vaccine

  • 22-11-2020, 12:58
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    Baghdad - INA 

    Ministry of Health and Environment confirmed that Iraq has communicated with the manufacturers of the Corona vaccine, indicating that there is a tendency to import additional quantities on the concluded agreement.

    The Director General of the Public Health Department, Riyadh Abdul Amir, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Iraq is proceeding with its agreement with the Covax facility, and at the same time it is continuing with the manufacturers, and any vaccine that obtains approval by the World Health Organization will import it."

    He added that "there is the possibility of importing an additional quantity of the Coronavirus vaccine, to cover another part of the remaining percentage of the population, if financial allocations are available."

    He pointed out that "Iraq has signed an agreement with the Covax facility of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, by equipping 20 percent of the Iraqi population, or about 8 million doses, of any vaccine that obtains approval by the World Health Organization, after the end of all scientific experiments. “