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Number of coronavirus vaccine jabs given in Turkey tops 107M

Over 53.3M people have received 1st doses, more than 43.2M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry figures

Beyza Binnur Donmez, Seda Sevencan, and Jeyhun Aliyev   | 24.09.2021
Number of coronavirus vaccine jabs given in Turkey tops 107M


Turkey has administered over 107.38 million coronavirus vaccine shots since the launch of its nationwide immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Friday.

More than 53.3 million people have been given a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while over 43.2 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

According to the data, almost 86% of Turkey’s adult population has now received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 10.08 million people.

The ministry recorded 27,197 new coronavirus cases and 221 more fatalities over the past day.

As many as 355,226 virus tests were done in the past 24 hours.

*** The cities with the highest increase in infections are Kastamonu, Kirikkale, Zonguldak, Tokat, Trabzon, Malatya, Yozgat, Duzce, Erzincan, and Corum, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

*** He stressed that the “ultimate solution” to beat the pandemic is vaccination and protective measures.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.73 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 230 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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