Turkey’s Erdogan receives COVID-19 vaccine


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  • Turkish president received the COVID-19 vaccine on live television
  • Turkey also began administering shots developed by China's Sinovac to frontline healthcare workers today
  • The decision to telecast Erdogan's vaccination on TV was to alleviate any public doubts over the effectiveness of the vaccine

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan received his COVID-19 vaccine in front of TV cameras on Thursday, a move which a spokesman for his AK Party said aimed to alleviate any public doubts about the effectiveness of the shot.

Turkey began administering the shots developed by China's Sinovac to health workers on Thursday, rolling out a nationwide vaccination program against a disease that has killed more than 23,000 people in the country. It has so far vaccinated more than 250,000 health workers.

Erdogan received his first dose of the vaccine at the Ankara City Hospital. He arrived with Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, who received the first vaccine in the country a day earlier.

Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Erdogan said he and senior members of the AK Party were all getting inoculated and urged other politicians to endorse the vaccine.

"The number of vaccines in the first stage is clear. Now, another 25-30 million doses will come in the period ahead. We want to continue this rapidly," he said, adding that all the incoming vaccines would also be from Sinovac for now.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, speaking after Erdogan left the hospital, said all citizens should get vaccinated when their turn comes


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