“I obtained vaccinated as properly,” Erdogan stated on the Telegram social community after receiving the jab.
Addressing reporters whereas leaving the hospital, the president stated that some 256,000 individuals throughout Turkey have obtained their first doses up to now.
“We purpose to vaccinate all of our residents as quickly as potential,” he stated including that almost 30 million extra doses of vaccine will come from China.
Turkey started administering the photographs developed by China’s Sinovac to well being employees on Thursday, because it rolls out a nationwide vaccination program in opposition to the illness that has killed greater than 23,000 individuals within the nation. It has up to now vaccinated greater than 200,000 well being employees.
Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca and members of the ministry’s Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board had been the primary to get photographs late Wednesday. Within the early hours of Thursday, mass vaccination began for 1000’s of well being care employees throughout the nation.