MOH: Corona vaccine is in the final testing phase and will be distributed immediately upon completion

  • 16-07-2020, 11:31
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    Baghdad - INA


     Today, Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the corona vaccine test has reached the final stages and will be distributed to the countries of the world upon completion.

     Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Hazem Al-Jumaili said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the ministry has begun negotiating the vaccine," stressing that "the tests have reached the final stages and once they are completed, they will be distributed directly."

     He explained that "the international organization is the one who supervises the vaccine for the purpose of providing it to several parties, and the distribution will be according to need, danger, age groups and the population of each country," stressing that "the price of the vaccine will be supported to ensure its access to all countries of the world."

     The Minister of Health and Environment, Hassan Al-Tamimi, mentioned earlier that he had contacted AstraZeneca to book quantities of the Corona vaccine.

     Al-Tamimi said to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), "The ministry has contacted AstraZeneca, which is in the third stage of vaccine production operations, and special quantities have been reserved for Iraq in the event of its success in confronting Corona," noting that "there is no special treatment for the Corona virus so far."