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Turkey to start COVID-19 vaccination mid-December, says minister

Turkey plans to start administering vaccines against the novel coronavirus as soon as mid-December, the country's health minister has said.

"At least 10 million, but probably roughly 20 million doses [of the Chinese] vaccine would be procured in December, along with 20 million doses in January and another 10 million in February," Fahrettin Koca told reporters on Dec. 1.

PM Borissov: First Anti-Covid Pfizer Vaccines Arrive in Bulgaria by End 2020


The first Covid-19 vaccines to come to Bulgaria will be those of Pfizer/BioNTECH, and the first shipments are expected as early as the end of 2020.

This became clear during today's working meeting with cabinet members convened by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

In the past week, more than 12,000 people have recovered from Covid-19.

Turkey inks contract for 50 million doses of Chinese vaccine

Turkey has signed a contract to buy 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said.

Turkey has a deal for 50 million doses of China's Sinovac vaccine that will be delivered in December, January, and February, according to the minister.