Turkey, Health

Turkey no. 1 country in world in giving most vaccines per 100 people

On June 14-20, Turkey surpassed China and Germany with highest vaccination rate, says Turkish health minister

Handan Kazanci   | 21.06.2021
Turkey no. 1 country in world in giving most vaccines per 100 people Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca. ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency )

ISTANBUL

Over the last seven days, Turkey became the number one country in the world in giving the most COVID-19 vaccines per 100 people, the nation’s health minister announced on Monday.

“Turkey has the top performance in the speed of vaccination,” Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter.

“On June 14-20, Turkey became the country with the highest vaccination rate, surpassing China and Germany,” Koca added, citing figures from the Our World in Data website.

Using the website’s rolling seven-day vaccination averages, Koca wrote that over the last week, an average of 1.45 out of every 100 people in Turkey was vaccinated.

The announcement came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that next week Turkey will end pandemic curfews thanks to a nationwide fall in COVID-19 cases.

The country on Monday reported 5,294 new coronavirus cases, including 429 symptomatic patients, as well as 51 new fatalities and 5,093 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

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