Turkey to get 100 mln COVID vaccine doses by May end: Minister

A total of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in Turkey by the end of May, the country's health minister said on March 25. 

Speaking after a virtual meeting of the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, Fahrettin Koca said that so far 1.4 million Pfizer-BioNTech jabs have arrived in Turkey, and the figure will reach 4.5 million by April.

Anti-COVID vaccination campaign/58,886 persons - immunised in past 24 hours

The National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV) informs that in the past 24 hours, 58,886 doses of serum have been administered, of which 47,116 - Pfizer BioNTech, 4,254 - Moderna and 7,516 - AstraZeneca, according to the data provided by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), through the application of the National Electronic Vaccination Registr

COVID vaccination campaign/59,108 persons immunised in past 24 hours

The National Committee for Vaccination against COVID-19 (CNCAV) informs that, in the past 24 hours, 59,108 persons received vaccination doses, out of which 46,802 Pfizer BioNTech, 4,322 Moderna and 7,984 AstraZeneca, according to data released by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) through the National Electronic Vaccination Registry.

Andrei Baciu: First doses of Johnson&Johnson vaccine to arrive in April most likely

Andrei Baciu, vice-president of the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on anti-COVID Vaccination (CNCAV), said on Tuesday that the first doses of the serum produced by Johnson&Johnson will arrive in Romania, most likely in April, around 100,000 doses.

Pfizer, Moderna optional offers refused due to delivery timeline, says ministry

Ljubljana – Slovenia did not opt for an optional offer by the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines as part of joint EU purchasing because the deliveries were expected as late as in the second half of 2021, the Health Ministry told the STA on Sunday. The country expressed interest in acquiring vaccine volumes on a pro rata basis, it added.

Top officials get jab to boost public trust in vaccination

Ljubljana – Senior Slovenian politicians got vaccinated with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, after its application in Slovenia was briefly suspended this week for a review of possible risks.

Getting their jabs today were President Borut Pahor, parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič, Prime Minister Janez Janša and National Council president Alojz Kovšca.

Germany honors Turkish scientists developing vaccine

Germany's president conferred Turkish scientists ur Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci with the country's highest award on Friday for inventing the world's first effective vaccine against COVID-19.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the Order of Merit to Şahin and Türeci at a ceremony held at the Bellevue Palace, which was also attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel.