Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan received his COVID-19 vaccine in front of TV cameras on Thursday, a move which a spokesman for his AK Party said aimed to alleviate any public doubts about the effectiveness of the shot.
Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Erdogan said he and senior members of the AK Party were all getting inoculated and urged other politicians to endorse the vaccine.
“The number of vaccines in the first stage is clear. Now, another 25-30 million doses will come in the period ahead. We want to continue this rapidly,” he said, adding that all the incoming vaccines would also be from Sinovac for now.