EghtesadOnline: The Health Ministry placed all medical centers on high alert as part of efforts to contain an expected sixth wave of the pandemic fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
EghtesadOnline: Iran has entered the fourth and final phase of its vaccination campaign as the Health Ministry has lowered vaccine eligibility age to people under the age of 60.
EghtesadOnline: Vice President Mohammad Mokhber on Thursday called for a faster vaccination drive by accelerating vaccine imports and domestic production to stem the spread of the Delta variant that is taking the lives of at least 500 Iranians a day.
EghtesadOnline: Iran on Tuesday launched the second phase of its national Covid-19 vaccination campaign, aiming to immunize people above 65 years as well as patients with preexisting health conditions against the infectious disease.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said Iran is planning to speed up its vaccination program after it receives more doses of vaccines this week to halt the spread of the outbreak.
EghtesadOnline: Iran will be kicking off its mass vaccination campaign in the coming days, as it is scheduled to receive on Thursday its first shipment of the Russian-developed Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V as well as 4.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine later in February.
EghtesadOnline: Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei announced on Tuesday that Iran will start its mass inoculation program over the next two weeks.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday outlined the government’s four-phase Covid-19 vaccination plan that promises to give 60 million Iranians access to the vaccine in order of priority, based on the extent of exposure and vulnerability to the infectious disease.
EghtesadOnline: Head of Iran Hepatitis Department said that the disease had been controlled by vaccination, adding that since the infants and high-risk groups have been vaccinated since 1994-1995, the prevalence of the disease has dropped to less than 2% of the population.