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Govt Official: Vaccination Drive Progresses Twice as Fast as in EU

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.19.

The vaccination drive in Hungary is progressing twice as fast as in other EU member states which proves that the scheme has been organised well, the state secretary heading the central team in charge of the vaccination programme said in pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet’s Monday edition.

So far over 3.25 million Hungarians have received at least their first jab and 1.4 million have been fully inoculated, István György told the paper. Fully 2 million of those inoculated received a Western vaccine and the rest a Chinese or a Russian one, he said.

“The Eastern vaccines are effective and safe, Hungarian authorities are running control tests on each consignment,” György said.

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He said involving GPs in the vaccination drive and assigning buses to reach people in rural areas as mobile labs proved to be the right decision.

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