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Peshmerga ministry says no vaccines allotted for Peshmerga

  2021-04-18  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Logo of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs' (MOPA) Media Office
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs on Sunday (April 18) refuted news published by some local media outlets about the allocation of COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the ministry’s joint brigades. 

On Friday, some media outlets cited the KRG deputy Minister of Health Rahel Faraidoon as saying that the US was expected to send 31,000 does of the one-shit vaccine to the brigades in the near future. 

“The news regarding the allocation of a vaccine by the US to the special brigades on some websites and TVs brigades is accurate,” the ministry’s Media Center said in a statement, quoting, Rizgar Ali, the head of the Peshmerga Ministry’s Medical Affairs. 

“The official source for health affairs within the Ministry of Peshmerga is us. We have not received any news accordingly,” Ali said, noting his directorate previously called on the Coalition forces to secure vaccine does for their forces, but the request is “unanswered so far.”

“We will declare It to the media TV and our sister and brother Peshmerga if we get a positive answer.”

The Kurdistan Region has so far received does of the Chiense-made Sinopharm, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, but the health officials are encouraging the public about administering the doses. 

(Zhyan English)