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Vaccine Eligibility Now Lowered To 16 Years Old

By Alejandra Pousa, 12/07/21


Minister Koca announced via Twitter that the age eligibility for vaccination is now 16 years old.

He expressed concern at the population's vaccine hesitancy, especially in provinces in the eastern and southeastern regions, where inoculation rates are below 55%. Since only one dose of vaccine has approximate effectiveness of 40% against the Delta variant, he added that such areas pose the risk of a new surge in cases come August/September.

5,261 new cases have been reported in Turkey in the last 24 hours. 17.1 million people have been fully vaccinated; 2.8 million booster doses have been administered so far, and 37.6 million people have received one dose.

Source: Hürriyet Daily News

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