Smuggling COVID vaccine from Kurdistan to Iran
We are extremely worried about the news alleging the smuggling of the COVID19 vaccine to Iran from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
According to a video that has been circulating on social media, a batch of the Pfizer COVID9 has been smuglled from KRI to Iran.
The footage is attributed to BBC Persian. It shows the vaccine what appears to be the Pfizer vaccine in Iran. The footage also shows that the vaccine batch bears the official stamp of the Ministry of Health in Kurdistan.
We are extremely concerned about these allegations. We demand an immediate and neutral investigation into the matter.
We are also generally concerned about the status of vaccine distribution in KRI. A process that has been marred by significant irregularities and corruption.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Public Health Network of Kurdistan