The country's health minister said Thursday that a total of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine is expected to reach Turkey by the end of May.
Speaking after the video conference meeting of the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, Fahrettin Koca said that 1.4 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have arrived in Turkey so far and this figure will reach 4.5 million by April.
He added that a voluntary deal has been made for 30 million shots other than Pfizer-BioNTech.
The Minister stated that "Turkey has started phase 1 trials for the virus-like particulate vaccine, which is one of the most innovative vaccine candidates in the world today,"
Stating that Turkey has made significant progress in the development of domestic covid-19 vaccines, Koca shared that the second dose of a candidate developed by Turkey's Erciyes University will be given to the last volunteer on April 9 and phase 3 trials will be carried out at the end of April.