Turkey to begin teacher vaccinations against COVID-19 next week: minister

Turkey will begin COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers next week, Turkish Education Minister Ziya Selcuk said on Monday.

Selcuk made the statement at an opening ceremony of a school in the southern province of Igdir as the second semester started with in-person classes in village primary schools across the country.

"The first dose of vaccinations of teachers will begin in the last week of February," Selcuk said.

He said his ministry has submitted lists of teachers to the health ministry, and their names are now being registered in the vaccination appointment system.

So far, more than 4.1 million Turks have been vaccinated since the start of the mass vaccination program on Jan. 14 with China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines, according to data from Turkey's Health Ministry. 

(c) Xinhua


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