All lawyers, employees of the food production and distribution sector, cafes and restaurants, as well as barbers and hairdressers have been included in the COVID-19 vaccine priority program and can make an appointment starting on June 11, Health Ministery Fahrettin Koca announced.
“The designation of occupation groups in our vaccination program continues. As of tomorrow, employees of the food production and distribution sector, cafes and restaurants are included in the program,” Koca tweeted on June 10.
Aşı programımızda meslek gruplarımızın tanımlanmasına devam ediliyor. Yarından itibaren Gıda üretim ve dağıtım sektörü ile kafe, lokanta ve restoran çalışanları da programa dahil ediliyor. Bu güce güvenin.— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) June 10, 2021
Shortly afterwards, Koca tweeted that hairdressers and barbers will similarly be able to get vaccinated starting on June 11.
Aşı programı kapsamında berber ve kuaförler de aşılanmaya başlıyor. Randevularınızı yarından itibaren alabilirsiniz. Bu güce güvenin.— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) June 10, 2021
In a third tweet, Koca said that lawyers have been also included in the program – without age limit.
Yaş kısıtlaması olmadan tüm avukatlar aşı programına dahil oluyor. Yarından itibaren tüm avukatlarımız aşı olabilirler. Bu güce güvenin.— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) June 10, 2021
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry on June 10 confirmed 6,408 new coronavirus cases and 96 deaths from the virus. The number of new cases on June 9 was 6,454.
Turkey has administered over 32.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a vaccination campaign in mid-January, according to official figures released on June 10.
More than 18.7 million people have received their first doses, while 13.48 million have been fully vaccinated, said the Health Ministry count.
Turkey has been prioritizing the oldest age groups and certain occupational groups in its vaccination program.