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Covid-19 Chinese vaccine
arrived in Turkey! 

The Turning Point in the Struggling against Coronavirus


The plane carrying coronavirus vaccines purchased from Chinese vaccine company SinoVac landed at Esenboga Airport in Ankara.


Health Minister Fahrittin Koca declared that the tests will take 14 days and the vaccination program will start as soon as they are completed.

 Scientific Committee member Prof. Dr. Levent Akın and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Necmi İlhan shared detailed information about the covid-19 vaccine. Vaccination will be in 4 stages.


The cargo plane appurtenant to Turkish Airlines, bearing 3 million doses of covid-19 vaccine purchased from Chinese vaccine company SinoVac, landed at Ankara Esenboga Airport.






Sharing from Health Minister Fahrettin Koca



Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced from his social media account that the vaccines have been reached. 

Fahrettin Koca shared the following expressions in his post:


"The plane carrying coronavirus vaccines reached the Esenboga Airport. 14-day tests will begin in Turkey's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices in our organization. As soon as the tests are completed, our initiation program will take place under the coordination of the DG of Public Health. We will succeed together. "





Where and How Will the Vaccine Be Stored?



The main warehouse for the coronavirus vaccines is in Ankara. All vaccines are stored in this warehouse in Ankara. This is also a cold storage area. There are even sections of -70 degrees.


The Chinese vaccine requires a storage space between 2 and 8 degrees under normal refrigerator conditions. It is easy to store. 

Incoming vaccines in the laboratory of the General Directorate of Public Health, which has the international accreditation of the Ministry of Health, will be assessed by the authorities of Turkey Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK). Vaccination will start after that. This process will apply to all vaccines. 


How many doses of vaccine will be applied to a person?


A plan is being prepared for who will be vaccinated in the first stage. Vaccination will be applied in hospitals and family health centers. Healthcare personnel, people over 65 years of age, and disabled people staying in rest homes and of appropriate age will be vaccinated first. Each citizen will be applied two doses of vaccine.