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Iran to produce influenza vaccine

Tehran, Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raeisi said that influenza vaccine will be produced domestically by next year.

The required vaccines for 1.5 million babies per year have been supplied, Raeisi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) adding there is no problem in this case.

Regardless of the sanctions, 'we are to make vaccines' inside the country, he said.

Some knowledge-based companies have so far expressed readiness for transferring technology and making vaccine, he added.

If we need 200,000 doses of influenza vaccine per year, we can produce 50,000 ones inside the country, Raeisi noted.

Iran is now spending 5-7 million dollars for supplying vaccine for 1.5 million babies, he added.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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