Turkey, Health

Turkey has administered over 108.3M vaccine jabs to date

Over 53.5M people have received 1st doses, more than 43.8M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry figures

Beyza Binnur Donmez and Sevda Sevencan   | 27.09.2021
Turkey has administered over 108.3M vaccine jabs to date FILE PHOTO


Turkey has administered over 108.3 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released Monday.

More than 53.5 million people have received their first doses, while over 43.8 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

The data showed that some 86% of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 10.2 million people.

The ministry recorded 27,188 new coronavirus cases and 206 more fatalities over the past day.

As many as 353,324 virus tests were done in the past 24 hours.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.75 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 232 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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