Turkey to get 1st Sinovac batch before Thurs: Erdogan

Turkey to get 1st Sinovac batch before Thurs: Erdogan

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: Reuters File Photo

 Turkey will receive the first shipment of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine from China before Thursday this week, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, after the shipment was postponed for a couple of days.

Turkey has agreed to purchase 50 million doses of Sinovac's CoronaVac and had expected the first delivery of 3 million doses on Monday. It will also procure 4.5 million doses of the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer , with an option to get 30 million more doses later.