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Turkey rolls out its own COVID-19 vaccine as infections surge

Turkey began administering its domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, at hospitals across the country on Thursday Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار Shots, Booster, Deaths, Infections, Vaccine, COVID-19, Vaccination,Turkey,Turkey began administering its domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, at hospitals across the country on Thursday
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Turkey rolls out its own COVID-19 vaccine as infections surge
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Turkey began administering its domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, at hospitals across the country on Thursday, amid a rapid surge in infections due to the Omicron variant.
 
Turkey has already administered more than 130 million doses of vaccines using shots developed by China's Sinovac and by Pfizer/BioNTech. It also began administering booster shots.
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Turkovac received emergency use authorization from Turkish authorities last week, after its launch was beset by delays for months.
 
Daily coronavirus cases jumped beyond 30,000 this week for the first time since October. New infections surged 30% on Monday and jumped further to beyond 36,000 on Wednesday, the highest daily figure since April 29.
 
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has urged citizens to get their booster shots.
 
 
REUTERS
 
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