Iranian COVID-19 Vaccine to Start Human Trial

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:28

Iran's Health Minister Saeed Namaki has announced on Tuesday that Iran will soon start human trial of a domestically-produced vaccine for covid-19.

According to an IRNA report, Namaki stated that Iran has taken very effective measures towards producing a vaccine for COVID-19 and will test it on humans in the near future.

“I have followed up on producing the vaccine by Iranian scientists closely over the past four months. The animal testing of the vaccine has been made successfully and the clinical trial phase of the human testing will start soon,” he explained.

Sourena Sattari, Vice President for Science and Technology, said in April that two types of diagnostic kits are now mass-produced by Iranian knowledge-based companies. The first one is the RT-PCR tests, 8 million of which are being produced per month while the other is serology-based tests that a total of 400,000 are being manufactured monthly and is expected to reach up to 2 million, Tehran Times reported.

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