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Turkish president receives 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Turkey has vaccinated over 2.88M people since start of nationwide vaccination campaign in mid-January

Merve Aydogan   | 11.02.2021
Turkish president receives 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I have received second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Hopefully, we aim to vaccinate all our citizens as soon as possible," Erdogan said via his message on BiP, a popular Turkish messaging app, and Telegram.

On Jan. 14, Turkey began a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines.

According to latest data from the Health Ministry, Turkey has vaccinated over 2.88 million people since the start of the vaccination drive.

The second dose of the vaccine is administered 28 days apart and those who recovered from COVID-19 will not be vaccinated in four to six months following their recovery.

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