Turkey hopes to vaccinate Chinese COVID-19 vaccine next month
Turkey hopes to vaccinate Chinese COVID-19 vaccine next month. According to the satellite news agency Ankara, Turkish President Erdogan said that given the availability of vaccines in China, Turkey can start vaccinating the COVID-19 vaccine in December.
Turkish Health Minister Fahreddin Koca previously stated that Turkey will purchase 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Kexing Biological Company in December.
According to the report, Erdogan said in a speech to the Turkish parliament: “We are paying close attention to the development of vaccines in Russia, China, the United States and other countries, and have already made reservations. We hope to start using the vaccine next month.”
Erdogan added that Turkey plans to use domestic vaccines in April next year.
China’s COVID-19 vaccine enters Phase III clinical trials in Turkey
Source: China Daily
On Nov 23, 2020, the COVID-19 vaccines “CoronaVac” (CoronaVac) developed by China Kexing Biotech officially entered the phase III clinical trial phase in Ankara, Turkey. Preliminary test results last week showed that the vaccine can quickly induce an immune response, although the antibodies produced are less than the number of antibodies detected in patients recovering from the COVID-19. According to the researchers, based on past experience, “Kierlai Fu” can provide adequate protection. On the 19th, 120,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Brazil from China.