TEHRAN – Additional covid-19 vaccines from Poland and Sweden are scheduled to arrive in the country in the coming days to mark over 6.2 million vaccine doses for the country in total.
To date, Spain has delivered over 2.2 million doses to ensure the protection of Afghan refugees living in Iran.
Following a request for assistance from the Iranian authorities, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has ensured safe delivery of the vaccines from Spain. The European Commission has coordinated the delivery and finances 75 percent of the costs of transporting the assistance.
On this occasion, Janez Lenarcic, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “The EU continues to support countries around the world in their vaccination efforts against covid-19. Today’s delivery of over 2.2 million vaccines from Spain to Iran has been facilitated through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is “Another solid example of European solidarity: Sharing vaccines globally is the most effective way to end this pandemic and save lives, and I thank Spain for responding to this appeal.”
Additional covid-19 vaccines from Poland and Sweden are planned to arrive in the country in the following days to mark over 6.2 million vaccine doses for the country in total.
Iran has been among the region’s most covid-19-affected countries and also hosts one of the world’s largest refugee populations, including about 4 million Afghans.
In response to international requests for assistance, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has coordinated and funded the delivery of more than 37 million covid-19 vaccine doses from Member States to countries worldwide.
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