ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) receives 100,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccines weekly, the autonomous region's Minister of Health, Saman Barzanji, revealed on Thursday.
The Health Minister made the remarks during a press conference in the capital Erbil held jointly with Ahmed Zouiten, World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Iraq, where he pointed out that 11 more centers are now ready for the process of vaccination in different areas of the Kurdistan Region.
Barzanji noted that the number of doses being administered on a daily basis is now doubled in comparison to the previous weeks, explaining that 20% of those citizens who are above 18 have been fully vaccinated while 13% have received the first dose.
He said that a great number of teachers have registered their names to receive the vaccines but that they are to visit the vaccination centers for this purpose, calling on them to rush to receive it.
The Kurdish minister added that the WHO donated 14 tons of medical supplies, worth 300,000 US dollars, to the Kurdistan Region's Health Ministry to assist it in combating the pandemic.
The KRG last month announced its plans to vaccinate all teachers and students for the new school year as students have returned to the classrooms and have in-person classes.