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Over 68.7 million coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey so far

Over 68.7 million coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey so far

More than 1.2 million vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours against the devastating pandemic.
28.07.2021 - 14:46

Turkey has administered over 68.7 million doses of coronavirus vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released on Tuesday.

The country continues its intensive vaccination campaign to curb the virus’ spread, as everyone 18 and over is eligible for vaccine shots.

According to Health Ministry data, nearly 40 million people have gotten their first dose, while over 24.5 million have received their second jabs as well.

Meanwhile, over 1.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours, the figures showed.

The ministry also confirmed 19,761 new infections and 51 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while as many as 7,108 more patients recovered.

Amid a nationwide drop in cases and an expedited vaccination drive, Turkey entered a new normalization phase on July 1, lifting almost all virus-related restrictions.