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Iraq gets first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

International desk || shiningbd

Published: 09:50, 12 April 2021  
Iraq gets first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

A banner from the Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company of Puurs, visible from the highway, lets motorists know that the company is hiring staff on 10 November 2020 in Puurs, Belgium

Iraq said on Sunday it has received the first batch of the German-American Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, Anadolu Agency reported.

"Iraq received 50,000 doses out of three million it has ordered from the company," Health Ministry spokesperson Seif el-Badr said in a statement.

Baghdad has signed deals to purchase 16 million doses from the British AstraZeneca vaccine, two million of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and another two million of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.

Iraq has so far confirmed 918,155 virus infections, including 14,678 deaths.