Iran among top 10 countries in vaccine production
EghtesadOnline: Head of Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute said on Sunday that Iran is among the top ten countries in terms of vaccine production and it is the only country in the Middle East which is able to produce human, livestock and poultry vaccines.
Hamid Kahram told reporters on Sunday that Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan are among the countries in the Middle East, which have gained remarkable achievements but they have managed to produce livestock vaccines alone and failed to produce human and poultry vaccines.
Noting that countries near Iran are unable to produce human vaccines, Kahram added that the 92-year-old Razi Institute can serve as a model for other countries in producing human and poultry vaccines, according to IRNA.
Today, the institute has turned into a science generating body, which can meet the healthcare needs such as human, livestock and poultry health, he said.
Currently, the institute produces 50 percent of needed vaccines for poultry, he said.