Chinese Sinovac vaccine shortages hamstring Turkey’s coronavirus battle – The Washington Post

ISTANBUL — Thanks to Chinese-made vaccines, Turkey has mounted one of the fastest coronavirus vaccination campaigns in the world, administering at least one dose to almost 18 million people, more than a fifth of its population, according to the Health Ministry.

But the vaccination drive has stumbled of late, after what Turkish doctors and officials said were delays in shipments from China’s Sinovac pharmaceutical company. Last week, parts of Turkey’s robust vaccination network all but ground to a halt as hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients, according to Sebnem Korur Fincanci, president of the Turkish Medical Association. It was not the first time patients had been turned away recently because of a lack of doses, she said.

Source: Chinese Sinovac vaccine shortages hamstring Turkey’s coronavirus battle – The Washington Post