Approval given to AstraZeneca and Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines by Hungary’s health authorities is “a great step forward”, Cecília Müller, the chief medical officer, said on Thursday.
She said it was important to accelerate vaccination procedures in order to prevent the coronavirus epidemic from deteriorating.
Müller told a press conference of the central board coordinating coronavirus related measures that Pfizer and Moderna vaccine supplies recevied were only sufficient henceforward for a head count of 165,000. So far, 134,554 people have been vaccinated, including 4,030 who have been given their second shot, she added.
The public health centre’s laboratories are testing each batch of the two new vaccines before distribution, she said.
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