Hungary is a global leader in vaccination, as recognised by the European Commission and international organisations, while the public’s confidence in the Hungarian vaccine system is exceptional, Ildikó Horváth, the state secretary for health, said in Brussels.
Attending the World Conference on Vaccination organised by the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Horváth told MTI that Hungary’s nursing and pediatric networks were generally seen as leading models.
Horváth noted Hungary’s high vaccination rate which ensured that diseases did not attack with their full potency and epidemics, unlike in various neighboring countries, did not take complete hold.
Horváth said the country’s 100-year-old mandatory immunisation system handed out vaccines almost 100 percent free-of-charge, making Hungary a world leader in this respect. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control also recognises Hungary’s good practices in this regard, Horváth added.