Baghdad – INA
The Ministry of Health announced the approval of four global vaccines against the Corona virus, while indicating that one million doses of (Sputnik) vaccine will arrive within two weeks.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Saif Al-Badr, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Thursday, that “after the approval of the (Russian Sputnik) vaccine by the Ministry of Health, and based on what was presented by Minister of Health Hassan Al-Tamimi in the Council of Ministers, he directed, in turn, direct contracting with Sputnik and R Pharm to import the vaccine.”
He added, "The prime minister has assigned the oil minister, who is currently visiting Russia, to sign a contract to import the vaccine, in coordination with the Iraqi embassy in Moscow."
He pointed out that "the Ministry of Health has approved four global vaccines," noting that "the first batch of the Sputnik vaccine, amounting to one million doses, will arrive in Iraq within two weeks, to be added to the millions of doses that will arrive in succession."