CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China and currently undergoing human trials in Turkey, would be delivered to the public for free, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Speaking to the Turkish daily Hürriyet on Monday, Koca said 10 million doses of the vaccine, developed by Sinovac, were already being shipped to the country.
CoronaVac was the first experimental vaccine brought for trial to Turkey when a group of health care workers stepped up to the plate to be inoculated in September.
A monitoring process of the impact of the vaccine is still underway at 25 centers in 12 cities across the country where volunteers are vaccinated. So far, 726 health care workers have been inoculated and received 1,237 doses of the vaccine in total.
Koca told Hürriyet columnist Osman Müftüoğlu that all legal processes for the vaccine have been completed and health care workers would be prioritized for vaccination.