Today on June 25, 2021, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei received the first dose of the Iranian Covid vaccine. Previously, Ayatollah Khamenei had set 2 conditions for him being vaccinated: first, that he would not receive the vaccination out of turn; second, that he would only receive an Iranian vaccine. For this reason, when the first phase of the vaccination of Iranians aged 80 and above started, he did not receive the foreign vaccine and waited for the Iranian one.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the sixth country in the world and the first country in West Asia to gain the ability to produce the Coronavirus vaccine. Presently, there are several companies and centers researching and developing domestic vaccines. Due to the fact that two of the domestic vaccines have successfully passed the clinical, safety and efficacy trials, voluntarily receiving injections of them has started.