Aug 4, 2022, 3:01 PM
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Iran exports first cargo of hepatitis B, BCG vaccines to Venezuela

Tehran, IRNA – Pasteur Institute of Iran has exported a cargo of hepatitis B and BCG vaccines to Venezuela for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the head of the Institute announced.

According to the Thursday report of Iran's Ministry of Health, about 200,000 doses of each vaccine have been sold and exported to Venezuela, Rahim Sorouri said.

Iran is among the ten countries that export BCG vaccines and also among the five that export Hepatitis B vaccines, Sorouri underlined.

Pasteur Institute of Iran has the capacity of producing ten million doses of Hepatitis B and 20 million doses of BCG vaccines, Sorouri announced.

He further highlighted an important role the Institute has played in preventing people from being infected by diseases.

According to the IPI website, the Pasteur Institute of Iran was founded in the heart of Tehran in the 1920s to pave the way for advanced research and to provide innovative programs in basic and applied medical sciences, as well as production of biopharmaceuticals and diagnostic kits with particular emphasis on infectious diseases.

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