Turkey passes 52 million doses in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign
vaccine hesitancy appears to be the only hurdle now for health care workers as Turkey's inoculation drive against the coronavirus pandemic spreads like fire across the country. Started first at hospitals, the campaign has now been expanded to outdoor venues, villages, and even fields. As of Sunday, the number of doses administered exceeded 52.4 million, including more than 15.6 million people who received both two doses.
The daily number of doses administered occasionally reaches over 1 million as the country hopes to achieve mass immunity before the end of summer. Since last month, the campaign, which first covered health care workers and senior citizens, has been open for all citizens aged 18 and above.
The ministry canceled second dose appointments for people who had recovered from coronavirus and were administered the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.