January 12, 2021 | healthcare

Iraq to Receive Pfizer Vaccine in February: Official


ERBIL — Iraq will receive the first batch of Pfizer vaccine in February this year as part government’s plan to fight the pandemic, an official said.

The Iraqi government and Pfizer company will officially sign a contract within a week or two, Riyadh Abdul Amir, general director at the Iraqi health ministry, said on Monday.

Healthcare staff will also receive training from the company as part of the contract, he added.

The vaccine is expected to arrive in Iraq early or mid February, according to the official, who did not explain the government’s plan for prioritizing the receivers of the vaccine.

As of Monday, 11th January, nearly 603,000 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Iraq, with 12,895 fatalities.

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