Tourism hub Antalya prepares for summer rush with speedy vaccination drive

More than a million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Turkish resort city of Antalya.

A total of 1,007,920 doses have been administered to some 73% of the target population, according to Unal Huldur, the provincial health director for Antalya.

“We used this lockdown period to our advantage by boosting vaccinations in our province; our immunization drive has continued without any letup,” he told Anadolu Agency.

He said the efforts have had a positive impact and brought about a significant decrease in the number of cases.

According to Huldur, 73.2% of Antalya’s target population has received a first vaccine dose and 55% have been fully vaccinated.

Some 87.8% of healthcare workers, 85.8% of people above 65, and 81.6% of people working in nursing homes have been vaccinated.

The immunization drive is progressing rapidly in Antalya, a major local and global tourist hub.

Along with healthcare professionals and the elderly, provincial authorities have also given priority to…

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