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Coronavirus – Chief Medical Officer: Hungary to Receive 10,000 Doses of Vaccine on Dec 26

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.23.

Hungary will receive 10,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine on December 26 and the vaccination of health-care workers can begin at Budapest’s South Pest Central Hospital on the following day, the chief medical officer said on Wednesday.

Cecília Müller told a press conference of the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the epidemic that every European Union member country will receive the first shipment of the vaccine on the same day. The official documents for the vaccine already arrived on Tuesday, including the information that must be given to those who get vaccinated and instructions on administering the jab.

After getting all the necessary information, recipients of the vaccine will have to fill out a health questionnaire and a statement declaring that they agree to getting the vaccine. After receiving the vaccine, they will be monitored for 20 minutes and given a card saying when they must receive a second jab, which is necessary to get full immunity, she said.

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Hungary’s chief epidemiologist has encouraged the public to place trust in vaccinations against the coronavirus, arguing that those licenced by the European and Hungarian authorities will definitely be effective. Speaking to public news broadcaster M1 late on Tuesday, János Szlávik of the Budapest South Pest Hospital said it could not be ruled out that the […]Continue reading

Róbert Kiss, a member of the operative board, told the same press conference that on Tuesday, the authorities took action against 276 people for violating mask-wearing rules. Of them, 106 received warnings, 84 were fined and police filed reports against 58 people, Kiss said. Police have taken action in 15,408 cases due to people neglecting to wear masks or wearing them incorrectly since the government decree on stricter coronavirus-related defence measures entered into force on Sept. 21, he added.

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