A Turkish man has sent a thank you letter and 50 liras ($5.7) to Sinovac Biotech General Manager Helen Yang in a bid to show gratitude to the company for developing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Süleyman Yıldırım, who received the Sinovac vaccine in the southern province of Antalya, also sent postcards with pictures of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's founding father, on them, Global Times reported on June 1.
"Dear Helen Yang, I thank all scientists, doctors, and everyone working to develop a vaccine in these tough times on your behalf," Yıldırım said, adding that he sent the money in order for it to be used in vaccine works.
A warm moment! A Turkish resident who received a Sinovac vaccine sent a thank-you note to the Chinese company to show appreciation for its scientific efforts in finding a solution. The resident also attached 50 Lira to show his support for #COVID19 #vaccine R&D. pic.twitter.com/rHCvAbzbM0— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 1, 2021
Sinovac’s CoronaVac is one of two vaccines available in Turkey against COVID-19, along with Pfizer-BioNTech’s.