Japan Donates 700,000 AstraZeneca Jabs to Iran

ran received 700,000 AstraZeneca vaccine shots from Japan over Friday and Saturday as part of the country’s pledge to increase donations in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The two shipments were delivered to Imam Khomeini International Airport, bringing Japan’s total donation to Tehran to 3.6 million jabs, ISNA reported.

Tokyo had sent another batch of AstraZeneca shots to Iran back in July.

Japan has been making large donations to Asian nations most in need of vaccines to help curb the outbreak around the world.

As per a grant aid project signed in October, Japan provided Iran with six MRI machines as well as 14 CT scan machines along other medical equipment.

Iran has vaccinated the majority of its population of over 85 million people with Sinopharm vaccine doses purchased from China.