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Vaccine description
Target SARS-CoV-2
Vaccine type Inactivated
Clinical data
Other namesERUCOV-VAC
Routes of

TURKOVAC [1] (pronunciation: ['tɜ:rkəvæk]) (temporarily named as ERUCOV-VAC [2] ) is a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Health Institutes of Turkey and Erciyes University.


Clinical trials

In November 2020, TURKOVAC started on phase I trials with 44 participants in Turkey. [3]

In February 2021, TURKOVAC started on phase II trials with 250 participants in Turkey. [4]

In June, TURKOVAC started on phase III trials with 40,800 participants in Turkey. [5]


The Turkish Minister of Health said 25 November 2021: that the vaccine has been approved for use in emergency cases [6]

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  1. Cakmak BN (22 June 2021). "Turkey names home-grown COVID-19 jab Turkovac". Anadolu Agency.
  2. "Domestic COVID-19 jab Turkovac begins Phase 3 trials in Turkey". Daily Sabah. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  3. Clinical trial number NCT04691947 for "Safety and Immunogenicity of Two Different Strengths of the Inactivated COVID-19 Vaccine ERUCOV-VAC (ERUCOV-VAC)" at ClinicalTrials.gov
  4. Clinical trial number NCT04824391 for "Efficacy, Immunogenicity and Safety of Inactivated ERUCOV-VAC Compared With Placebo in COVID-19 " at ClinicalTrials.gov
  5. "Efficacy, Immunogenicity, and Safety of the Inactivated COVID-19 Vaccine (TURKOVAC) Versus the CoronaVac Vaccine". ClinicalTrials.gov . 28 June 2021. NCT04942405. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  6. "Sağlık Bakanı Koca: TURKOVAC için acil kullanım onayına müracaat edildi". Orta Doğu Haberleri (in Turkish). 25 November 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.