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COVID-19: Iran begins vaccination with Russia’s Sputnik V

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Iran embarked on the Coronavirus immunisation campaign on Tuesday with the rollout of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine.

In a broadcast, President Hassan Rouhani signaled the start of the campaign.

The health minister’s son was among those who received the first shots.

Russia’s Sputnik V is the first foreign-made vaccine to arrive in Iran.

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The Islamic republic is also working to develop own vaccines.

Intensive care workers, followed by senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions, will be the first in line to receive the vaccine.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Sputnik V is registered in at least 16 other countries or territories, mainly in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Latin America.

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