Turkey to start giving Russia's Sputnik V vaccine soon

In addition to SinoVac and BioNTech vaccines, Sputnik V to be administered in Turkey, says health minister

2021-04-22 17:55:39


Turkey will begin administering Russia's Sputnik V vaccine soon, said the nation's health minister on Thursday.

The coronavirus infection rate has dropped nationwide, Fahrettin Koca said following the Coronavirus Scientific Committee meeting via video link.

Koca added that the Indian variant has not been detected in the country yet.

He also added that Turkey will start Phase 1 trials for its third inactivated vaccine candidate.

According to the official figures, Turkey has so far administered over 20.78 million coronavirus vaccine jabs across the country.

Turkey is currently administering the SinoVac and BioNTech vaccines.

On Wednesday, Turkey reported over 61,900 new coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry.