Iran starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Iran began its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Tuesday using Russia’s Sputnik V jab to fight the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak of the illness. The first doses were given to doctors and nurses at Imam Khomeini hospital in the capital Tehran, with recipients handed a blue card marked with “Sputnik V” and the date of the injection. “We begin our national vaccination against the Covid-19 virus… (in) memory of the martyrdom of health workers,” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said, referring to medical personnel who have died from the disease. The Islamic republic has bought two million doses …

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