Turkey will start producing a Russian vaccine against COVID-19, the Turkish state Anadolu Agency reported today.
Domestic production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine will begin in Turkey within a few weeks. The manufacturing will take place at plants belonging to the Turkish pharmaceutical company Viscoran Ilac.
The government is also making progress on the vaccine front and everyone 55 or older is now eligible to receive the vaccine.
The vaccine available in Turkey is the Chinese CoronaVac. The Sputnik vaccine would presumably add another option for the country, which is also fighting vaccine skepticism like other countries in the region.