Hungary to Inoculate More Than 465,000 Over Two Weeks

Hungary will have enough vaccine to inoculate more than 465,000 people against Covid-19 over a period of two weeks starting on Wednesday, a senior government official has said.

István György, who heads the task force coordinating the vaccine rollout, told public media on Saturday that 275,000 does of the Sinopharm and AstraZeneca vaccines would be delivered to general practitioners in the coming week. The vaccines will be used to inoculate people with chronic health conditions, although the AstraZeneca one will be limited to people under 60 years of age, he added. General practitioners will also each get ten doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for their patients in the oldest age group, György said. So far 550,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine and 46,000 of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine have arrived in Hungary, he said. Hungary will take delivery of another 500,000 does of the Chinese vaccine after March 15, he added. Shipments of vaccines from the west continue to arrive at an unpredictable pace, György said.


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