Tuesday, Sep 21
Number of coronavirus jabs administered in Turkey tops 85 million

Number of coronavirus jabs administered in Turkey tops 85 million

More than 44.54 million people have received 1st dose, over 33.58 million.
17.08.2021 - 17:07

Turkey has administered more than 85 million doses of coronavirus vaccines since launching a mass immunization campaign in January, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

According to the Health Ministry, over 44.54 million people have received a first dose and more than 33.58 million are now fully vaccinated.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 6.81 million people. The data showed that 71.46% of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey on Monday expanded its intensive vaccination campaign to include everyone aged 15 and above, as well as children at least 12 years old who have a chronic disease.

Healthcare workers and other priority groups can now get a fourth vaccine dose, the Health Ministry announced.

People who have contracted coronavirus will be eligible for vaccination a month after recovery, as opposed to the previous period of three months.