ANKARA

Turkey will administer inactive novel coronavirus vaccines in two doses, 28 days apart, the country’s minister of health said Wednesday.

Healthcare staff and nursing homes will be the first to receive the vaccines, Fahrettin Koca wrote in a statement on Twitter after a virtually held meeting of the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Committee.

He added that authorities are planning to administer vaccines at family health centers, public, private, and university hospitals.

Turkey on Wednesday reported 15,692 more infections and 254 new fatalities from coronavirus over the past 24 hours.

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