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The consignment, including one million doses of vaccine, has been provided by the Red Cross Society of China, IRCS Secretary General Mohammad Hassan Qosian said.

The cargo reached Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Sunday morning.

Iran has already granted emergency use authorization to Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, Covaxin made by India’s Bharat Biotech, Oxford/AstraZeneca developed by Russia’s R-Pharm Group, and the AstraZeneca-SKBio made in South Korea.

More than 889,000 Iranians have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine so far, mainly health society personnel and the elderly above 80.