Iran starts final clinical trial of domestic vax

Iran starts final clinical trial of domestic vax

Iran has kicked off the final stage of the clinical trial of its domestic Covid-19 vaccine as two volunteers were inoculated, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

“Phase 1 was successfully completed with 56 volunteers, and today phases 2 and 3 of the clinical trial began,” director of the clinical trial centre at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) Hamed Hosseini said on Monday.

The receivers of the COV-Iran Barekat vaccine were two lecturers at TUMS.

Iran has so far reported a total of 1,754,933 coronavirus cases and 61,330 deaths.

At least 1,499,301 Covid-19 patients have recovered, but 3,839 others remain in critical condition, according to official figures.

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