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Inoculation of Hungarians against coronavirus with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will start next week, koronavirus.gov.hu reported on Friday.

According to the portal, Hungary has so far received enough vaccines to inoculate a total of 737,000 people, including Pfizer for 335,000, Sinopharm for 275,000, AstraZeneca for 84,000, Sputnik V for 23,000, and Moderna for 20,000. Further supplies of the Russian and Chinese vaccines are expected to inoculate another 3.5 million people, the portal said, adding that Sputnik V was already being used to vaccinate the elderly.

So far, 391,821 people have received at least the first shot, while 152,432 have been fully vaccinated with both jabs.

Chief Medical Officer: Chinese Vaccine Fits Manufacturer's Specifications
Chief Medical Officer: Chinese Vaccine Fits Manufacturer's Specifications

An analysis by Hungary’s public health authority has shown that China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications, the chief medical officer said on Friday, adding that the jab could be put to use once it is approved by the drug regulator. Addressing an online press briefing of the operative board responsible for handling […]Continue reading

Hungarian authorities have reserved a total of 26,737,710 doses of various vaccines, of which 1,474,715 doses have been delivered, the portal said.

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