In Budapest on Wednesday, the head of the epidemiology department of the National Public Health Center announced that a new vaccine against the coronavirus developed by Pfizer and BioTech arrived in Hungary.
Ágnes Galgóczi said that 109,440 vaccine doses have now arrived out of the 9.5 million doses of the EU purchase. The vaccine was developed for the original virus strain and against the BA1 variant of omicron, she added.
The new type of vaccine will be available at vaccination points from next week in Hungary.
The new formulation is a single-dose booster vaccine only for people over 12 years of age, so only those who have already been basic immunized and have received at least one booster vaccine can receive it, said Galgóczi.
She added that another shipment of 106,560 doses will arrive next week, and three million doses are expected between October and November. Next year, 6.5 million doses are expected.
In Hungary, the current number of people with two vaccinations is 6.2 million, of whom 3.9 million have received a third dose. The number of people with a fourth vaccination is much lower, at around 337,000. A total of 10,300 new cases were confirmed last week.
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