Turkish Covid-19 vaccine starts Phase III trials – Times of India

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Tuesday kicked off Phase III trials for its Covid-19 vaccine, named “Turkovac” by President Tayyip Erdogan who mentioned the shot ought to be out there to be used by the top of the yr.
Ankara presently administers vaccines developed by Sinovac, in addition to by Pfizer and BioNTech. Turkey additionally granted an emergency use authorization for Russia’s Sputnik V. People over 25 are eligible for the vaccine.
“It is not clear how long this disease will go on and how much mutation it will go through. It is critical that we have our own vaccine against this disease,” Erdogan instructed an occasion to mark the inoculation of the primary Phase III volunteer with the vaccine, which makes use of an inactivated virus.
Turkey has sharply accelerated Covid-19 vaccinations, delivering greater than 1 million a day final week and prompting hopes of a rebound within the financial system and tourism sector.

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