Turkey announces the availability of the “Turkovac” vaccine from Thursday


On Wednesday, Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced the availability of the local “Turkovac” vaccine for vaccination, as of tomorrow.

Koca made a visit, accompanied by members of the Scientific Council, to the Medical City in Ankara, in which he received the booster dose of the “Turkovac” vaccine, which obtained the emergency use license on December 22.


In a statement while receiving the vaccine, Koca announced the availability of the local “Turkovac” in the medical cities for vaccination, starting from Thursday.

He recommended citizens to be vaccinated with the “Turkovac” vaccine, especially the booster dose.

He pointed to the success of Turkish scientists in making a 100 percent local vaccine, indicating that this event is of very historical importance.

Members of the Scientific Council and other physicians also received the booster dose with the local vaccine.

And last August 27, the Turkish “Arciyes” University in Kayseri (central) started the third phase tests for its “Turkovac” vaccine on volunteers.


The first phase of human trials for the vaccine began on November 5, 2020, while the first dose of the second phase was vaccinated on February 10.

It is worth noting that “Arciyes” University has developed the local “Turkovac” vaccine in cooperation with the Presidency of the Turkish Health Institutes of the Ministry of Health.