Breakthrough: Iran begins serial production of Russia’s Sputnik V and Domestic COV Vaccine



The announcement that the test batch has been successfully completed was made by the distributor of Sputnik V, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), on Saturday.

It also released a video, showing the experts from one of Iran’s leading pharma companies, Actoverco, during the production of the jab at a plant in the city of Karaj in the north of the country.

Iranian-made doses of Sputnik V are going to be used for the vaccination of the local population. “RDIF and Actoverco are actively cooperating in the technology transfer process,” Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF head, said. The local production of the Russian jab will allow Iran to “accelerate the vaccination pace without logistics costs,” he pointed out.

According to RDIF, Sputnik V has already been registered in 67 countries, with a total population of over 3.5 billion people.

Tehran has also developed its own COVIran Barakat immunization, with the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei getting his first shot of the domestic drug on Friday.

It has also approved a vaccine developed by Pasteur Institute in collaboration with Cuba.

Regarding foreign vaccines, apart from Sputnik V, the country approved India’s Covaxin, China’s Sinopharm and even the UK’s AstraZeneca vaccine, despite Khamanei earlier labeling Western jabs “untrustworthy.” The country got the latter through the COVAX mechanism.

However, the pace of vaccination seems to be quite slow for now, as only 1.2% of Iran’s 83 million population have received both shots of the vaccine so far.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Iranian health authorities have registered more than 3.16 million cases of the coronavirus and over 83,700 deaths.

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  1. America, “Great” Britain and a handful of others are going to mess around being Israel’s lap dog until the rest world links up into the opposing camp, at which time the fickle Israelis will jump ship and switch sides, giving the finger and saying so long chumps!

    • That part will not happen until the coffers of the US taxpayers are completely dry. The opposing camp is not the type to let them have a free ride. China will empty out their pockets lol.
      Btw brave of Khamenei to take the first domestic vaccine, unlike the average anti-vaxxer VT reader here who drink bleach instead !

    • No they don’t believe in drinking Trump’s cool aid like most people here do. Trump and his retarded pundits made sure that Iran wouldn’t have access to any drug imports including equipment for testing so they had to step up their efforts after he was fired and Biden came in who allowed the sanctions on pharmaceutical goods to be lifted.

    • Drugs kill! Not everybody, but more than if no one took them. The human body’s glands and organs make all the medicines needed to regulate any condition. A good immune system takes care of the rest. This process has evolved with us over thousands of years. Treat the body like a machine and the results will be much worse. But, fear drives human behavior more than knowledge of how the body really functions. But, people can make their own decisions. Just don’t blame the doctors that you worship when their treatments fail. Forgive them for they know not what they do.

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