Turkish President Erdoğan was vaccinated against the Kerrafu coronavirus vaccine of Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. at Ankara City Hospital on the evening of the 14th.
This is another head of state vaccinated against China after Indonesian President Joko was vaccinated against China on the 13th.
On the 13th local time, the Turkish Drug and Medical Equipment Bureau of the Turkish Ministry of Health issued an announcement approving the emergency use of the Klaifu coronavirus vaccine of Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. in China.
Subsequently, Turkish Health Minister Koja held a press conference that medical workers across Turkey will be vaccinated against China from the 14th.
After the press conference, Koja himself and some members of the scientific committee specially formed to fight the epidemic were vaccinated and broadcast live to the public.
By the time of press release on the 14th, more than 250,000 Turkish medical workers had been vaccinated against China.
According to Turkey’s latest announced vaccination program, after medical workers and citizens aged 65 and above, practitioners in the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior, key jobs, the police, security, the Ministry of Justice, prisons, education, food and transportation industries will be vaccinated in turn.
On December 24 last year, Koja held a press conference saying that the results of phase III clinical trials in Turkey since September 14 showed that China’s vaccines were safe and effective. According to the experimental data, the effectiveness of Chinese vaccines has reached 91.25%.
It is reported that the first batch of 3 million doses of coronavirus vaccine ordered by Turkey from China’s Kexing Company arrived in Ankara, the Turkish capital, in the early morning of December 30, 2020.