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$100m to Support COVID-19 Vaccination in Iraq

By John Lee. The World Bank has approved a new US$100 million project to scale up Iraq's health sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Iraq COVID-19 Vaccination Project will support the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to priority population groups and strengthen the institutional systems needed to enable the safe and effective distribution and use […]

US Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Iraq

The United States Donates More Than 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to Iraq U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller joined Iraqi Acting Minister of Health Hani al-Oqabi and other partners to receive the delivery of more than 500,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Iraqi Ministry of Health as part of the ongoing partnership of […]

New COVID-19 Guidelines for Travelers by Iraqi Kurdistan

In accordance with the global response against COVID-19 and the cautious lifting of restrictions, the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Health has updated official guidelines for travel to the Kurdistan Region. Taking into consideration the public interest and the government's ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, travelers entering the Kurdistan Region by land […]

Iraq Receives First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. On Saturday, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus). It also received another new batch of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. The Ministry said it plans to vaccinate 12 million citizens this year. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Iraqi Kurdistan sticks with AstraZeneca Vaccine

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Kurdistan region sticks with AstraZeneca vaccine, reports no issues Kurdish authorities say they will continue administering the vaccine following the European Union's conclusion that blood clots should be listed […]

Iraq to Buy More Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet approved the purchase of an "additional quantity" of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus), but did not specify the amount. As a result of the steady increase in the number of […]

Iraq receives First Delivery of Vaccines through COVAX Facility

Iraq receives the first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility Amid a global shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, Iraq has finally received 336 000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility, a partnership co-led by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi - The Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

Iraqi Govt approves purchase of Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet decided to approve the purchase the coronavirus vaccine from the US company Pfizer, on the basis of the manufacture and supply agreement between Pfizer Export BV and the Iraqi Ministry of […]

Iraq Approves Russian COVID Vaccine

By John Lee. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, has announced the approval of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus by Iraq's Ministry of Health. Iraq has become the 45th country in the world to register Sputnik V. The vaccine was registered under the emergency use authorization procedure. (Source: RDIF)

Iraq begins COVID Vaccinations

By John Lee. Iraq began Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations on Tuesday, immediately following receipt of its first shipment of vaccines from China's Sinopharm. According to a government statement, the first to be vaccinated are healthcare workers. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Iraq to buy Chinese COVID Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister praised the efforts of state institutions and agencies to ensure the implementation of curfew regulations, and thanked all citizens for adhering to preventative health measures. Following […]

Iraqi Cabinet approves $100m for COVID Vaccine

By John Lee. Iraq's Cabinet has approved an allocation of $100 million to buy Coronavirus vaccines. The funding was provided with the assistance of the World Bank. (Source: Iraqi Cabinet, Office of the Prime Minister)