The first consignment of vaccines against COVID-19 disease sent by the Japanese government arrived in Tehran on Friday.
The first shipment of coronavirus vaccines comprising 1,087,570 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines made in Japan arrived in Tehran Mehrabad Airport on Friday evening.
Assistant Foreign Minister and Director General of Asia-Pacific department Reza Zabib said Iran will import another 3.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the next few days.
He wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday that "Following the efforts of colleagues and the help of the Ministry of Health and the Central Bank, three shipments of vaccines will be imported."
The official said "Today, also on Sunday, a total of about 2.2 million doses will be imported from China (a total of 85.1 million doses from China).
He explained that "Tomorrow, Friday, one million doses of Astrazeneca will be imported from Japan as well as the remaining 9.1 million doses of this shipment."