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First shipment of Iranian vaccines exported to Venezuela

TEHRAN – Two batches of Iranian-made vaccines against hepatitis and tuberculosis were exported to Venezuela on Wednesday August 3.

The first shipment of Iranian vaccines comprising 200,000 doses was sent from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela.

Vaccines included BCG and Hepatitis B which are manufactured by the Pasteur Institute of Iran.

Vaccines included BCG and Hepatitis B which are manufactured by the Pasteur Institute of Iran. So far, 10 countries have successfully exported BCG vaccine, and there are only five active countries in the field of hepatitis B vaccine export, and Iran has now joined them, said said Delaram Darood, vice president of production at the Institut Pasteur, IRIB reported.

In June, Nicaragua received 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Iran.

Iran is the sixth country in the world and the first country in West Asia to have the capacity to produce the coronavirus vaccine.

Last November, the Ministry of Health issued a license to export 20% of the coronavirus vaccines produced in the country.

Given that the country’s needs are met in terms of vaccination, the Ministry of Health has approved the export of 20% of locally produced vaccines, said Kamal Heydari, Deputy Minister of Health.

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