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Iran injects COVID-19 vaccine to second group of volunteers

– The head of the public relations office of Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order said on Monday that the COV Iran Barkat vaccine was injected to the first of the quartet volunteered for the test.

Hojjatollah Niki-Maleki said after meticulous examination of the three previous volunteers who were injected with the Iranian-made COVID-19 vaccine, the permit was issued for the injection of the vaccine to the next group.

Niki-Maleki said the first volunteer was injected with the vaccine and the other three will be given their doses with intervals.

The first injection of the 1st phase of the COVID-19 vaccine human trial produced by Imam Khomeini's Order Executive Office was done on Tuesday (December 29, 2020).

The ceremony was held in the presence of Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari and Health Minister Saeed Namaki.

The vaccine named COV Iran Barkat was injected to the first volunteer without any side effect like shock or fever.

The first volunteer was Tayebeh Mokhber, daughter of the head of Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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