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Turkey gives record 1.24 million vaccine doses in one day

Long lines formed outside Turkish vaccination clinics this week after health officials ramped up the nation’s inoculation drive, administering a record 1.24 million vaccine doses Tuesday.
A woman receives a dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the Ankara City Hospital, in Ankara, Turkey, on June 7, 2021.

ISTANBUL — Following initial supply constraints, Turkish health workers administered a record 1.24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday as the nation accelerated its inoculation drive.

Long lines were reported outside vaccination clinics across the country Wednesday after eligibility requirements were expanded to include all workers registered with the state’s social security system as well as citizens over 40 years of age.

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