BioNTech co-founder Uğur Şahin attended a live videoconference with Health Minister Fahrettin Koca late Thursday.
The scientist said in the call that they will bring 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of September.
Health Minister Koca later said that 30 million doses will arrive in June and 6.1 million doses have also been received.
“We will work day and night to send vaccines to Turkey on time,” Şahin, who hails from a Turkish family that immigrated to Germany, added during the videoconference.
Stressing that he was “proud” as a Turk when he heard about the vaccination work in Turkey, Şahin said they want to both produce vaccines and do research and development in Turkey.
Underlining that they tried the vaccine on more than 30 virus variants, Şahin said it also works against mutations.
“We also tested the Indian mutation this week. Our vaccine has 25-30% efficiency against the Indian variant. We expect 70-75% protection from infection,” he said.