coronavirus vaccine

Turkey starts vaccination of people over 75 years

Turkey, which has bought the Sinovac and Pfizer vaccines, has already vaccinated 1.5 million people against the coronavirus.

Turkey has already vaccinated more than one and a half million people against the coronavirus in just two weeks, and yesterday, Thursday, it began vaccinating elderly people – those from 75 years of age – with the first doses of the vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac, of which Turkey has acquired 50 million units.

According to the vaccination plan developed by the Turkish government, after health workers it began to vaccinate elderly people, starting with those living in nursing homes and nonagenarians; the next on the list are those who are 75 years of age or older, who can already request an appointment at hospitals and health centers via phone, internet or mobile app.

Sinovac’s vaccine was the first to be licensed in Turkey for emergency use after two weeks of testing and analysis, and the Turkish government has also purchased 30 million doses of Pfizer vaccine. Despite the good progress of vaccination and the decrease in 80% of infections, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has once again insisted on the need to maintain precautions against the coronavirus.