Turkey Widens Vaccination Campaign To Include Those Over 45
Sumaira FH 12 days ago Thu 10th June 2021 | 04:45 PM
Turkey on Thursday widened its COVID-19 vaccination drive, with those aged 45 and over now included in the ongoing nationwide inoculation program
ISTANBUL, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jun, 2021 ) :-- Turkey on Thursday widened its COVID-19 vaccination drive, with those aged 45 and over now included in the ongoing nationwide inoculation program.
Speaking after a Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Committee meeting on the previous day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said people aged 40 and over would also be allowed to take their shots on June 14.
"Now, our agenda is how to get back to our old normals by obtaining immunity with the vaccination program," Koca said. "The hard days are now behind." Almost 32 million vaccines have been administered across the country with a total population of 83 million, according to the latest data released on the Health Ministry's website.
Turkey launched its nationwide rollout on Jan. 14 with a vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech and has recently included the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs in the program.