Turkey has started to administer its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidate to volunteers at a major hospital in the capital Ankara as part of the jab's Phase 3 clinical trials to compare its efficacy to that of the Chinese-developed CoronaVac shot, the country's top health official announced on July 16.
In very rare cases following vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccinesComirnaty and Spikevax (previously COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna)
Turkey has begun to administer its national COVID-19 vaccine candidate, TURKOVAC, on volunteers in Istanbul as part of Phase 3 trials.
Jointly developed by the Health Ministry, Health Institutes of Turkey (TUSEB) and Erciyes University, the national inactive candidate vaccine is being administered at the Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital ahead of wider use.
In the last 24 hours there have been 17,075 vaccine doses administered, of which 10,528 doses of Pfizer vaccine, 5,739 of Johnson&Johnson vaccine, 502 of Moderna vaccine and 306 of AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a briefing sent on Wednesday by Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).
Fireworks were set off in New York City and across the state to celebrate the fact that more than 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This allowed the last restrictions to be lifted, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.
In NYack County, many watched and thought of everything New York faced since the pandemic began more than a year ago.