gave | 09 April 2021 Friday – 16:08 | Last Updated: 09 04 2021 – 16:08
Samsun Provincial Health Director Dr. Lecturer Regarding vaccination appointments in the city, which is one of the provinces with the highest number of cases, Muhammet Ali Oruç said, “We have a daily vaccine appointment capacity of about 15 thousand vaccines. However, when we look at the data of the last 3 days, we see that the appointment rate is only around 45 percent. Unfortunately, even half of our vaccine capacity. no appointment is made, ”he said.
In the current map shared by the Ministry of Health in the number of Covid-19 cases seen in 100 thousand people by provinces between 27 March-2 April 2021; Samsun was again the province with the highest number of cases compared to the population. The number of cases, which was 586.84 per 100 thousand people between 20-26 March in the city, increased to 678.72. Provincial Health Director Dr. Lecturer Muhammet Ali Oruç gave information about the Covid-19 vaccine application and appointments in the city under the coordination of the Ministry of Health.
‘VACCINE SHIPMENT IS MADE REGULARLY’
Stating that the vaccination studies of citizens over the age of 60, their spouses and citizens in the chronic risk group defined by the Ministry of Health are continuing, Oruç said, “We have implemented 375 thousand doses of vaccine so far. Both Biontech and Sinovac vaccines are applied in our city according to the preference of our citizens. The Sinovac vaccine is in all our health facilities, while the Biontech vaccine application process continues today in 4 separate health facilities with the addition of our Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Çarşamba, Bafra and Gazi State hospitals. Until now, 3,800 doses of Biontech vaccine have been administered in our city. In our city, our vaccination application continues at more than 400 points, including public-private hospitals and family health centers. We do not have any problems in terms of vaccination. Several times a week, the Ministry of Health regularly ships vaccines to our city, ”he said.
‘THE MOST IMPORTANT POWER VACCINE WE HAVE AGAINST CORONAVIRUS’
Stating that they have a daily vaccine appointment capacity of approximately 15 thousand vaccines, Oruç said, “However, when we look at the data of the last 3 days, we see that the appointment rate is only around 45 percent. Unfortunately, appointments are not made even at half of our vaccine capacity. When we look at the first dose vaccine completion rate of our citizens, who are defined as vaccines for people over 60, their spouses and their health status, we see a figure like 61 percent. This means that in the group over the age of 60, almost 4 out of 10 people have not had the vaccine yet. When caught with Covid 19, we want these citizens in the risk group to be more sensitive about vaccination, who suffer from a severe picture that may die as a result of the disease. Let them make their appointments, make their vaccination choices, and let the vaccine enter the protection shield. The support of our citizens is very important for us to achieve the desired rates in the vaccine. The most important power we have against coronavirus is vaccine. If we want the color of our city to change from red to blue and yellow, we must support this struggle by making our vaccination appointment and having our vaccine. There is no need to worry or hesitate. Please let us complete the vaccination process by calling the Alo 182 line or by creating our vaccination appointment via MHRS. Let’s be our vaccine, take our precaution, let’s not take down our mask. I hope we will have the chance to have a Ramadan Feast that we longed for in full compliance with the vaccination and precautions ”.