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Chief Medical Officer: Rolling Out Jabs ‘Biggest Challenge’ in 2021

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.31.

Hungary’s biggest Covid-related challenge next year will be to organise vaccinations, the chief medical officer said on Thursday in an online press conference of the operative staff responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic.

Thousands have registered in advance for the vaccine, and efforts will be made to inoculate as many people as possible in the first quarter of 2021, Cecília Müller said, adding that “this is the next solution in managing the epidemic”.

Müller noted that so far 5,110 health-care staff have been vaccinated and jabs are currently available at 21 vaccination points. From Jan. 4, this number will increase to 25, and people working in social care, residents of care homes and people suffering from chronic illness gradually will be offered vaccination.

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