New shipment of BioNTech vaccine arrives in Turkey

A new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Turkey, the Health Ministry reported on May 26. Although the size of the shipment is unknown, the vaccines were transferred to the Health Ministry's Ankara warehouse.

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A new shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Turkey on May 26, the Health Ministry said.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca is expected to announce the size of the shipment following a Science Committee meeting on May 26.

The vaccines have been delivered to Ankara as part of a recent contract that guaranteed 90 million doses of BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Turkey.

May 20, BioNTech said in a statement that Turkey finalized a deal to buy 60 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with an option for an additional 30 million doses.

“This second supply agreement brings the total number of doses to be supplied to Turkey to up to 120 million, all of which will be delivered in 2021,” the company said.

On Dec. 25, 2020, BioNTech and Pfizer had announced an initial agreement to provide 30 million vaccine doses to Turkey, read the statement.