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Construction of Vaccine Plant to Begin in 100 Days in Debrecen

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.17.

The cornerstone of a national vaccine production plant will be laid in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, in one hundred days, the state secretary for economic strategy and regulation said on Monday.

Hungary needs a domestic plant that can start producing a Hungarian vaccine on its own at the end of 2022 so as to “protect the life and health of Hungarians”, László György of the innovation and technology ministry told the online press conference of the operative board in charge of coronavirus epidemic response.

The Hungarian government decided early on, just before the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, to make preparations for setting up a domestic vaccination plant in the country’s second largest city, György said.

Hungarian Jab to Be Based on Inactivated Virus Technology, Chief Medical Officer Said
Hungarian Jab to Be Based on Inactivated Virus Technology, Chief Medical Officer Said

Hungary will apply a tried and tested inactivated virus technology in the development of its coronavirus vaccine, Cecília Müller, the chief medical officer, said on Monday. The technology, on which China’s Sinopharm jab is also based, is able to provoke a strong immune response against the virus, Müller said, expressing hope that the Sinopharm vaccine […]Continue reading

The state secretary highlighted the economic benefits of a domestic vaccine plant, noting the possibility of vaccine exports to the global market.

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