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The National Medicines and Food Health Institute (OGYEI) has granted a licence for the Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine to be used in Hungary, the chief medical officer said on Friday.

Cecília Müller noted that Sinopharm will be available in addition to the Pfizer, Moderna, Sputnik V, and AstraZeneca vaccines already licenced in Hungary.

Müller said hopefully the vaccines would be available in large quantities and the Hungarian population could be vaccinated “in a shorter period”.

Gov't Green-lights Use of All Covid Vaccines Used on at Least One Million Worldwide
Gov't Green-lights Use of All Covid Vaccines Used on at Least One Million Worldwide

The Orbán government has decided to green-light the use of all coronavirus vaccines that have been used to inoculate over one million people worldwide and were accredited for emergency use elsewhere, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, said on Thursday. Hungary’s public health authority will continue to assess all vaccines imported to Hungary, […]Continue reading

Hungary’s health authorities will rely on the cooperation of family doctors to inoculate seniors, Müller said.

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