Turkey expands COVID-19 vaccination drive to include all registered employees

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that the country will begin COVID-19 vaccination of its citizens registered in the Social Security Institutions (SGK) as of June 15.

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Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that vaccination appointments will begin for all registered employees as of June 15.

“A new day is starting tomorrow for all workers and civil servants. All employees registered in the SGK [Social Security Institution]...Your first job tomorrow should be to get a vaccination appointment!” Koca tweeted on June 14.

Meanwhile, Turkey on June 14 administered over 781,000 coronavirus vaccine doses, which marked the highest daily jabs in a day, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Turkey has administered over 34.49 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a vaccination campaign in mid-January, the ministry said.

More than 20.73 million people have gotten their first doses, while nearly 13.76 million have been fully vaccinated, according to ministry data.

Turkey on June 14 reported 5,626 new coronavirus cases and 74 fatalities from the virus. The number of new cases on June 15 was 5,012.