According to Iran’s health minister, the country’s facilities for producing vaccines for coronavirus is so proficient that it could be used to cope with all kinds of virus threats.
With regard to coping up with the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran is among the most advanced countries in the world.
On Monday, ILNA quoted Einollahi as saying that “some 75% of the population has been inoculated with the COVID vaccine which is significantly more than the required percentage of 60% necesary to obtain herd immunity.”
The minister made the statement in an address to the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva.
It has surprised international health experts that COVID-19-related deaths have dropped to a single digit, as the America as well as some European countries are still dealing with high fatality rates despite their resources.
According to Einollahi’s previous statements, the World Health Assembly will hear about Iran’s success in containing the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Iran’s coronavirus death toll dropped to seven.
World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Director Ahmed al-Mandhari praised Iran’s primary health care system in June 2021.
He explained that the PHC network’s goal for the past four decades has been to ensure that the people have prompt access to essential health services that are affordable, accessible, and acceptable.
Iran decided to make its healthcare system a central component of its national approach to the COVID-19 epidemic at its inception. Systematic outreach by community health workers for early Systematic outreach by community health workers for early detection, tracing of contacts, as well as triage for healthcare referral were made possible thanks to this PHC infrastructure.