Hungary’s health experts are assessing who should be administered a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the leading infectologist of Budapest’s South Pest Central Hospital said on Saturday.
János Szlávik told public news channel M1 that countries that have started administering fourth jabs are recommending it to people older than 60, those with chronic health conditions, cancer patients and immunocompromised people.
He said three vaccine doses were guaranteed to prevent hospitalization or severe illness for those who contract the virus’s Omicron variant.
Meanwhile, defense ministry state secretary Szilárd Németh told a press conference on Saturday that some 52,000 jabs have been administered on Hungary’s mobile vaccination buses over the last ten months. Health-care workers have inoculated some 32,000 people in 136 more isolated localities across 16 counties on the vaccination buses so far, he said.
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