Iran receives first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine


In Iran, the first shipment of 10,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has arrived. Tehran is expecting around 400,000 doses to be delivered in the next few weeks.
Healthcare workers and vulnerable groups are first in line to receive the limited doses.
In Geneva, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching an ambitious plan to vaccinate 500 million people in poor nations. It says the pandemic requires global solutions, and if the virus is left unchecked, more mutations are inevitable.
The UK’s vaccine minister says there are roughly 4,000 variants of the virus around the world.
Scientists at Oxford University are looking at how they can improve their jabs and have started a trial to see if it is possible to mix doses between Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.

Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari reports from Tehran.

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