Coronavirus Turkey News on January 20
Ministry of Health shares coronavirus cases, deaths, and other latest developments.
Fahrettin Koca, who made a statement after the Scientific Committee, announced that the third step of the first stage of the vaccination program has started. Stating that over the age of 85 will be vaccinated in the third step, Minister Koca stated that more than 1 million people had been vaccinated so far.
In a statement made at the meeting with the Scientific Committee, Minister Koca said, "With the evaluation of our Scientific Committee, as of tomorrow (Thursday, January 21), our citizens over the age of 85 will be vaccinated. Citizens over the age of 85 will also be vaccinated at home," he said.
"DO NOT REFER TO FALSE INFORMATION"
Minister of Health Fahrettin KocaThe written statement made by him is as follows: "Supply and logistics planning has been done in line with the vaccine application according to the target groups in our vaccination program. In addition to the ease of accessing information in the period we live in, the dissemination of unreal information also occurs rapidly.
"MORE THAN 980 THOUSAND HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN VACCINATED"
Fahrettin Koca stated that more than 980 thousand healthcare workers were vaccinated. "We discussed the developments in the vaccination program at our Scientific Committee meeting today. More than 1 million citizens have been vaccinated under the vaccination program so far. As you know, the first phase of the vaccination program started with our healthcare professionals, and more than 980,000 healthcare workers were vaccinated. And vaccination of our citizens who stay in nursing homes and the personnel who take care of these citizens have started.
Besides, the vaccination of our citizens over the age of 90 started yesterday. For our citizens over the age of 90, healthcare teams went to their homes and applied the vaccine. I want you to know that the vaccination capacity will increase day by day. With the evaluation of our Scientific Committee, our citizens over the age of 85 will be vaccinated as of tomorrow. Our citizens over the age of 85 will also be vaccinated at home. Physicians and specialist healthcare personnel are fully equipped and ready to go home for vaccination. We favor vaccination under the most suitable conditions for our citizens in this group, even if the vaccine increases the duration of application."
We Try Hard with All Means
Koca stated that vaccination logistics would continue as soon as possible so that continuous vaccination can be done and said:
"Countries are running vaccination programs all over the world and trying to make correct supply planning. We planned a supply and vaccine program early for our citizens. Supply planning was done in accordance with the vaccine application according to the target groups in our vaccination program and in accordance with this program, the appropriate doses of vaccines were planned. Vaccine logistics will continue within the framework of a plan that can be vaccinated continuously without interrupting the vaccination program at each stage. We are exerting all efforts to ensure that as many citizens reach the vaccine as soon as possible.
In the era we live in, unreal information spreads at a very high speed. I request you not to rely on false and guiding information and follow our official statements."