Turkish president gets COVID-19 vaccine
With launch of nationwide vaccination campaign, Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets COVID-19 vaccine at Ankara City Hospital
Erdogan added that members of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Central Decision and Executive Board were also vaccinated along with him.
He also said that so far over 250,000 healthcare workers got vaccinated against the virus across the country.
Underlying healthcare workers' efforts on the frontline, Erdogan hailed their fight against the disease.
Nationwide vaccination campaign
Early Thursday, health workers in Turkey launched the first phase of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Wednesday became the first person to receive the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine in the country. Following the minister, the committee members of the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board were vaccinated as well.
According to data from the Health Ministry, Turkey has 1.1 million health workers who will be vaccinated within a month.
Earlier on Wednesday, Turkey's official drug and medical equipment body approved CoronaVac for emergency use against the novel coronavirus.