Shafaq News / the Ministry of Health and Environment confirmed on Friday that Iraq is at risk of losing control over the coronavirus outbreak despite launching two vaccination campaigns.
The Ministry said in a statement, "The escalation in the number of infections in our country is a result of not adhering to preventive measures and breaching the curfew regulations.”
"Iraq had joined Gavi which is the co-leading of COVAX facility, as well as contacted Pfizer and Sinopharm which led to securing 20 million doses of vaccines, sufficient to vaccinate 50% of the citizens as a first stage."
The Ministry called people for taking the vaccine in the approved health centers.
On Thursday, March 25, the Ministry of Health and Environment announced the arrival of a new batch of Coronavirus vaccine to Iraq.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement today Iraq has received 336 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine via COVAX.
Also, Iraq received 50 thousand free doses of Sinopharm from China.