Türkiye has so far vaccinated 1.04 million citizens during the first week of its nationwide mass inoculation program against COVID-19, the Turkish Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
The vaccination process started across the country on Jan. 14 with the vaccines developed by Chinese company Sinovac.
Over 1 million healthcare workers were among the first group to get vaccinated, followed by citizens living and working in nursing homes, disabled care centers, and care homes.
In the country's biggest city of Istanbul, with a population of 16.5 million, nearly 6,000 residents living and working in nursing homes and disabled care centers have taken their vaccines in the last two days, according to Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya.
Yerlikaya said in a tweet earlier in the day that a total of 150,186 healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far.
Meanwhile, citizens aged 90 and above in Türkiye began getting their jabs at their homes or residences by mobile vaccination teams as of Tuesday.