Turkey to start human trials for locally produced vaccine within 10 days
The human trial phase of three locally produced vaccines will start within 10 days, Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Saturday during a visit to the pharmaceutical companies in northwestern Tekirdağ province, Trend reports citing Daily Sabah.
The minister examined the laboratory where the vaccine is being developed and was informed of the process, passing on the information to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a video call. Erdoğan expressed his gratitude on behalf of the country and hoped that the human trails can begin soon as well as the production of the vaccine.
Turkey has set up the COVID-19 Turkey Platform under the supervision of the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) in a race against time as the pandemic takes its toll on the country.
Source: TREND News Agency