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Iran health authorities say public will get vaccine jabs in September

The new promise marks yet another delay of previously announced plans for an inclusive national vaccination rollout highly demanded by the Iranian public.
An Iranian health worker prepares an injection of the locally-made COVID-19 vaccine during the start of the second phase of trials in the capital Tehran on March 15, 2021.

Iran's health officials said June 1 that a far-reaching coronavirus vaccination program will start in September. The statement was last in a series of unfulfilled promises with varying dates for a much-needed vaccination plan covering all members of the public.

According to the spokesman for Iran's National Coronavirus Task Force, Alireza Raisi, the public phase will kick off once several designated high-risk groups have received their two jabs. The program, he said, will continue until the end of 2021. 

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