ERBIL — The Iraqi government said on Saturday it had received 400,000 additional doses of the US-made Pfizer vaccines, country’s Health Minister said.
The new shipment was received by the department of medicine marketing, which is also responsible to immediately distribute the vaccines among all provinces, including those of the Kurdistan Region, the statement added.
According to the latest updates by the ministry, 4.3 million shots have so far been administered across Iraq.
Iraq announced nearly 2,000 new cases on Saturday with 36 fatalities. It said over 5,000 people had recovered within 24 hours.
The total number of infections in Iraq now stands at 1,972,705, from which 1,857,873 have recovered, and 21,775 have died, according to the official statistics of the Health Ministry.