Rabu, 14 Apr 2021 08:01 WIB

Bela China, Pejabat Turki Sebut Vaksin Sinovac Sangat Efektif Tangkal Corona

Khadijah Nur Azizah - detikHealth
VAN, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 11: Nurse, Bilge Koc and nurse, Gokalp Balli of the Gevas Public Health Center vaccination team, prepare to vaccinate 81 year old Selim Saypak with the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine during a house call in the village of Ikizler on February 11, 2021 in Van, Turkey.  Since shipments of the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine arrived in Turkey on December 30, 2020, medical teams across the country have been working house to house to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to elderly and vulnerable citizens. For the members of the Van City, Gevas Province Public Health Centre vaccination teams, who specialise in remote locations, often high in the mountains or villages that have become inaccessible by car, due to heavy snowfall and road closures, house calls pose many unique challenges. The teams are often forced to hand carry the vaccine for kilometres through deep snow and mud to gain access to the village and administer the vaccine. Since the start of the vaccine campaign in Turkey the two specialist mobile teams have vaccinated more than 130 citizens in rural villages, some as old as 106. Turkeys official drug and medical equipment body approved the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine for emergency use against the novel coronavirus on the 13th of January 2020. According to data from Turkey’s Health Ministry the country has vaccinated more than 3.6 million people. The death toll from the coronavirus in Turkey has reached more than 27,000 and the number of infections has topped 2.5 million since mid-March 2020. Globally more than 107 million people have been infected by the virus. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Vaksinasi COVID-19 di Turki. (Foto ilustrasi: Getty Images/Chris McGrath)
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Turki mengumumkan bahwa vaksin COVID-19 yang diproduksi Sinovac Biotech "sangat efektif" setelah menganalisis hasil dari inokulasi lebih dari 7,5 juta orang yang menerima vaksin buatan China tersebut.

Dengan kemanjuran vaksin China, Menteri Kesehatan Turki Fahrettin Koca mengatakan bahwa rasio kasus positif Corona untuk orang berusia 65 dan lebih tua telah turun setengah menjadi 8,2 persen dari 17,7 persen sejak program dimulai pada pertengahan Januari, dan rasio untuk petugas kesehatan turun menjadi 1,3 persen dari 5,3 persen.

"Vaksinasi memberikan manfaat yang signifikan terkait kasus, rawat inap, mereka yang menerima perawatan intensif, intubasi, dan saya mendorong warga yang memenuhi syarat untuk mendapatkan vaksin," kata Koca dikutip dari Nikkei Asia.

Turki telah memberikan hampir 19 juta dosis hingga saat ini, bergantung sepenuhnya pada Sinovac sampai dosis Pfizer/BioNTech dimulai pada 2 April.

Hasil efikasi Turki terhadap vaksin COVID-19 memang ditemukan lebih tinggi daripada di negara lain yang juga melakukan uji klinis yakni sekitar 83 persen. Berbeda dengan studi di Brasil yang hanya 50,7 persen.

Belum lama ini heboh pemberitaan media soal pemerintah China mengakui kemanjuran atau efektivitas vaksin rendah. Belakangan, otoritas kesehatan China membantah dan meluruskan kabar yang beredar.

Menurut Kepala Direktur Pengendalian dan Pencegahan Penyakit (CDC) China Gao Fu, ia hanya membahas soal prosedur vaksinasi dan jenis vaksin yang kemudian hari mungkin harus diperbaharui untuk meningkatkan efektivitas vaksin COVID-19 saat ini.



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