A Reflection on the Situation of Coronavirus Vaccination in Iran and Turkey

Authors

1 MSc in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Pharmacist, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Mashhad, Iran.

3 BSc Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

4 MSc in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

10.22034/meb.2021.301943.1023

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 (1, 2). The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 (1). The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic (3). With the continued distribution of various vaccines against Covid-19, some parts of the world are distributing vaccines to their citizens at a higher rate than some struggling countries. According to statistics on 22 August 2021, the rate of vaccinations in the top ten countries with the highest injection dose is as follows: (numbers in parentheses are the percentage of corona vaccination to the total population). It is interesting that Turkey, a neighboring country of Iran, is ranked 8th in this list in terms of vaccination while having almost the same population as Iran (4, 5) (Figure.1).

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