Policy & Regulation
Turkey applies for emergency authorisation of domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine
25 November 2021 -

Turkey's health ministry has applied to the country's official Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TITCK) for emergency authorisation of its domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

Health minister Fahrettin Koca told parliament that work on Turkovac was nearing completion and added the vaccine would mark the first Phase III clinical research project to be fully carried out by Turkey.

The vaccine is expected to be available for use by the end of the year.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said that the country would make the shot available globally.

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