Health Minister Üstel calls on public to complete their vaccination programs
Date Added: 25 October 2021

Health Minister Ünal Üstel has called on the public to complete their vaccination programs.

Issuing a written statement on Sunday, Minister Üstel said that the third jabs were now available for 18 years and over who had received two jabs of Sinovac at least six months ago.

He also added that people 65 and above who had two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and completed their first six months or unvaccinated persons above the age of 40 who want to receive Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines can apply to health centres.

Pointing out that there would be an increase in the number of cases as people will spend more time indoors during the winter, Üstel referred to the importance of reaching herd immunity.

“We can protect ourselves, our loved ones and society through vaccination,” the Health Minister stressed.

Calling on everyone above 12 to complete their vaccinations, he said it was also important to follow the measures.

Üstel also shared the latest vaccination figures.

Accordingly, the number of people who received at least one dose of vaccine is 275,198

The number of people who received two doses of vaccine is 258,639 (67.71%)

The number of people who received their third jab of vaccine is 46,179

The total number of vaccination is 546,171.