Over 3 mln Turkish people receive China's COVID-19 vaccines

A medical worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at the Sabiha Uzun Maternal Child Health Center in Ankara, Turkey on Jan. 15, 2021. (File photo: Xinhua)

ISTANBUL, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The number of people who have received their first doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines topped 3 million on Friday across Turkey, Turkish Health Ministry announced.

The ministry also revealed that more than 300,000 health care workers have got their second shots since Thursday.

On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on his social media accounts that he also took his second dose.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca earlier stated that Turkey aims to vaccinate at least 60 percent of its population.

The nationwide vaccination rollout in the country started on Jan. 14.