Turkey has launched a nationwide vaccination program against COVID-19 after the government approved the emergency use of China’s Sinovac, local daily Hurriyet Daily reported.
Turkey's population of more than 83 million is spread out across Europe and Asia and covers some seemingly impregnable terrain. The vaccination effort with China's CoronaVac jab kicked off with a bang in mid-January when Turkey inoculated more than one million people in the first week.
Doctor and nurse from the Bahcesaray public hospital vaccination team, arrive at the village of Guneyyamac in eastern Turkey, as part of an expedition to vaccinate residents, 65 years old and above, with Sinovac's CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine.
Turkey has an initial three million doses of Sinovac of the 50 million doses waiting to be delivered. The country has recorded over 2 million cases of the virus.