Iran rejects US-made vaccines Pfizer and Moderna due to lack of trust

News Desk

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran rejected US vaccines due to a mix of public health and political concerns. He said that Iran will rely on Covid19 jabs from its allies and a homemade immunization

During an interview with Russia Today, the Iranian Foreign Minister, who is currently on an official visit to Moscow, has said that the Russian jab against the novel Covid19 pandemic will be both used and produced in the country. Iran became yet another nation to register Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine on Tuesday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “We will get the Russian vaccine; we will get the Chinese vaccine, and we’re in close touch with all of them. We will get the Indian vaccine.”

“You know we have a very bad experience with another Western country that I don’t want to name. They sent to Iran blood that had virus,” h said

The Foreign Minister further added that Iran’s own vaccine has gone through Phase 1 human clinical trials, with the country expecting to begin including it in its immunization campaign sometime in June.

Meanwhile, the US-made vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which became the preferred choice of US allies in Europe and all over the world, have been rejected by Tehran.