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One and a half million doses of the triple vaccine of Razi Institute are ready to be delivered to the Ministry of Health

Create Date : 5/14/2023 11:10:30 AM
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Referring to the commitment of four and a half million doses of measles, rubella, mumps and double measles and rubella vaccine by the end of the year, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute Deputy Director of Research and Production of Biological Products said: So far, more than one million and 500 thousand doses of these vaccines have been produced.

According to the public relations report of Razi Institute, Dr. Mohammad Hossein Fallah Mehrabadi said in a press conference about measles disease and the production of this vaccine at Razi Institute, which was held on Saturday afternoon in the Zinda Hall of Dr. Morteza Kaveh, that some vaccines are mandatory in the medical field. And it is bought by the government from producers or the government imports them and provides them to the community for free.

Pointing out that these vaccines are divided into two categories, bacterial and viral, he added: Measles, rubella, mumps and polio vaccines are viral vaccines. These vaccines are produced in Razi Institute and delivered to the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education. Also, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are among the bacterial vaccines produced by this institute, and these vaccines are also provided to the Ministry of Health.

The vice president of research and production of biological products of Razi Institute continued: Measles, rubella and mumps vaccines are offered in two forms: triple and double measles and rubella vaccines. The annual need of the country is about five million doses, most of which is supplied by the Razi Institute.

  Referring to the reports that cases of measles have been detected in the country, he examined the reasons for this and said: In the past two years, due to the corona pandemic and the concern of citizens about the risk of contracting this virus for themselves and their families, with the decrease in people's visits We had to go to medical centers for vaccination and this contributed to the occurrence of this phenomenon. On the other hand, Iran's neighboring countries in the eastern and western borders do not have a very good health situation, measles is endemic in these countries, vaccination coverage is not done well, and the arrival of unvaccinated immigrants without symptoms and carriers and their movement in our country. It has caused the spread and identification of cases of measles.

  Dr. Falah Mehrabadi continued: With the subsidence of the wave of corona disease in the country, the Ministry of Health expanded the vaccination coverage this year, and about five million doses of the MRR vaccine (measles, rubella, and mumps) and the dual vaccine ( It has been announced that 4.5 million doses are the commitment of Razi Institute to the Ministry of Health and the rest is provided through imports.

  He clarified: Razi Institute's double and triple vaccines include five doses, and according to the Ministry of Health's need for two-dose vaccines, 500,000 doses will be supplied through imports, otherwise all the country's needs can be covered by Razi Institute. Was.

The vice president of research and production of biological products of Razi Institute reminded: So far, 1,500,000 doses of the triple vaccine (measles, rubella, and mumps) have been prepared and will be provided to the Ministry of Health in the coming week. Dual vaccine (measles and rubella) with the commitment of 500,000 doses by the end of the year, 70,000 doses are ready to be delivered to the Ministry of Health today, and with planning in the production department of the institute, we hope to provide the desired vaccines to the Ministry of Health ahead of time. .

Dr. Fallah Mehrabadi pointed to the duty of Razi Institute to produce and supply vaccines and reminded: Our work at Razi Institute is to produce vaccines on time and supply them to the society. Fortunately, the Ministry of Health has a regular program in the field of vaccines and medical products, and every year the vaccine is delivered and distributed from Razi Institute on time. This year, considering the cases, it has increased the need and is pursuing the timely delivery of this vaccine, which shows the good performance of the Ministry of Home Affairs in control programs.

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