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“Starting from tomorrow December 30 2021, all our citizens will be able to get TURKOVAC appointments, especially starting from city hospitals,” said Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, who has received the Turkovac vaccine, a domestic vaccine, after the Scientific Council, appealed to the public.

Minister of Health in Turkey went to Ankara City Hospital after the Scientific Council. Minister Koca has received TURKOVAC vaccine as a reminder dose. On the other hand, Minister Koca was accompanied by members of the Scientific Council who wanted to be with TURKOVAC for a reminder dose. Minister Koca, who had a reminder dose with TURKOVAC, noted in her speech here:

– Today is an important day, as you know about domestic production, we have heralded the Approval of Emergency Use together with our President. We dedicate our domestic vaccine TURKOVAC to all our citizens who have lost their lives due to the epidemic.

– On this occasion, I wish them all patience from Allah and His relatives for mercy. As you know, Turkey has a strong vaccination history. TURKOVAC is our first domestic vaccine that has reached the production stage starting from the cell after the last 50 years. The last time a TB vaccine was produced was 24 years ago, in 1998.

– I would like to express that this vaccine developed by our Turkish scientists, which is completely domestic, is very important, especially after 50 years. We knew that we had many citizens waiting for this.

– I strongly recommend our citizens to get vaccinated with TURKOVAC, especially reminder doses with TURKOVAC. TURKOVAC is the first step in the revival of Turkish Hifzissihhan.

– This success is the success of our nation and we know that our citizens are at this point, especially in the early period, the Omicron variant is also on the busy agenda and the transmission rate is also high.

– For this reason, I recommend that they get their vaccines with TURKOVAC at an early stage, including a reminder dose. Starting from tomorrow, all our Turkish and Foreigner citizens in Turkey will be able to get TURKOVAC appointments, especially starting from city Turkish hospitals.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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