Iran’s supreme leader will receive the domestically-developed COVIran Barakat coronavirus vaccine in the near future, the country’s top doctor has said.

Alireza Marandi, the head of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences, told khamenei.ir that Khamenei will be given the COVIran Barakat vaccine in the coming days, which was developed by state-owned firm Shifa Pharmed.

Marandi said Khamenei did not want to skip his turn, and has only agreed to receive a homegrown vaccine. (RT)