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Over 114.43M coronavirus vaccine jabs given in Turkey to date

Nearly 55M people have received 1st doses, around 47.60M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry

Ali Murat Alhas and Ahmet Gencturk   | 19.10.2021
Over 114.43M coronavirus vaccine jabs given in Turkey to date

ANKARA

Turkey has administered over 114.43 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive this January, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

Nearly 55 million people have gotten a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while around 47.60 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 10.89 million people.

The ministry also recorded 30,862 new cases, 223 fatalities, and 27,352 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

As many as 30,862 virus tests were done over the past day, the data showed.

In August, Turkey expanded vaccine eligibility to young people age 15 and older, and those over 12 with chronic ailments.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.9 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 241.36 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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