Turkey: Vaccination for COVID-19 will not be mandatory

Turkey: Vaccination for COVID-19 will not be mandatory

With health personnel ready to respond to the government’s plan to vaccinate the population against COVID-19, the Turkish Minister of Health said that vaccination would not be mandatory in the country.

“Turkey will not make vaccination mandatory”, said Fahrettin Koca, adding that efforts would be made to convince the public of the need for coronavirus vaccination.

“Our vaccination program is ready. With our scientists, we will make efforts to convince the public of the need for coronavirus vaccination”, wrote Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Twitter.

Turkey has recorded 14,205 cases in the last 24 hours, with the total number of confirmed cases after the latest additions amounting to 2.14 million, while over 2.01 million have been cured and 19,878 have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in Turkey./ibna