Turkey has prepared to vaccinate itself with China’s Covid-19 vaccine. Health Minister Fahretin Koza said on Thursday that Turkey is scheduled to receive the first consignment of China’s Sinovac vaccine in a few days. It is noteworthy that the efficacy of this vaccine was revealed to be 91% in a trial conducted in Turkey.
Koza said that his government will sign the deal for 4.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine in the coming days. In the case of China’s vaccine, Turkey will get 3 million doses. The Health Minister said that vaccination would first involve the health workers and those affected by Covid.
Let me tell you that the trial of Synovac in Turkey was done on 7371 volunteers. Its efficacy was 91.25 percent. The third phase of the vaccine trial has not been completed yet. So far 2.2 million cases of corona infection have been reported in Turkey. Apart from this, 19,115 people have also died from this deadly disease here.