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THE VACCINATION PROCESS SPEEDS UP IN TURKEY

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca made statements about the vaccination campaign in Turkey after the Coronavirus Scientific Committee meeting. According to the statement, 1 million 416 thousand 795 doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered in Turkey yesterday, and thus the number of vaccines in Turkey exceeded 37 million. The number of people who have both doses of vaccine is 14 million 29 thousand 810. Stating that the age in vaccination has decreased to 35 as of today, Health Minister Koca said, “We are opening vaccination appointments for all our citizens over the age of 35.”
With the delivery of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in Turkey, the vaccination program gained momentum and appointments were started on the same day in the process. On June 16, the number of doses made in one day approached 1.5 million, breaking a record.
In the vaccination campaign that Turkey started according to age groups in the first place, it later included the occupational groups it defined as priority and all employees registered with the Social Security Institution. As for the age group, it is the turn of those over the age of 35.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that as of June 16, the “appointment during the day, vaccination during the day” application was started.
According to the data of the Ministry of Health, as of June 15, the total number of doses exceeded 35 million. While 21 million people were vaccinated with the first dose, about 14 million of them received the second dose.
The vaccination campaign that started in Turkey with the Sinovac vaccine produced in China continues with the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine. The first delivery of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines, which is expected to be included in the program this week, was made. It is not yet known when the Sputnik V vaccine will be included in the program, but this is expected shortly.
According to the information on the COVID-19 vaccine information platform of the Ministry of Health, a total of 38,994,111 vaccinations were administered.
According to the latest information, 24,818,153 people received the first dose, and 14,175,958 people received the second dose.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Health, it was noted:
“The new shipment of the CoronaVac vaccine produced by the Chinese Sinovac company has been completed. The 5 million doses of vaccine, which departed from China with the THY cargo plane at night, reached Istanbul at 06:00 in the morning.
With last week’s shipment, 3 million doses of CoronaVac vaccine were delivered to Turkey. With the new shipment of 5 million doses, a total of 8 million doses of Sinovac vaccine have reached Turkey in the last 10 days. Vaccines will be made available after reviews.”

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