In Turkey, the 3rd dose of vaccine has been started to be administered to healthcare professionals over the age of 50.
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Dean, Head of Public Health Department Prof. Dr. İlhan said, “Our citizens will be able to get the 3rd dose of vaccine after 3 months. This is how they make an appointment. An appointment system will be opened for the vast majority of healthcare professionals.”
WILL THE 3rd DOSAGE BE APPLIED FOR UNDER 50 YEARS OF AGE?
prof. Dr. İlhan stated that after the choice of the third dose vaccine was left to the citizens, he received a lot of questions about which vaccine should be preferred, “Here, the choice is up to our citizens. If there is a question mark in their mind, they can ask about it while they are vaccinated. For the third dose of vaccine, it would be right to evaluate it in the process and make a decision accordingly,” he said.
WHY IS A THIRD DOSE NECESSARY?
prof. Dr. İlhan said the following about why the 3rd dose vaccine was needed.
“At the stage we have arrived at, we are entering a new normal period, we live in a day when many restrictions are lifted. Therefore, it is necessary to protect our citizens. On the one hand, when we think of constantly mutating and changing variants, we need to reach herd immunity quickly. The vaccination of healthcare professionals and our citizens over the age of 50, who will have the disease more severely when they are sick, has started.