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Chief Medical Officer: New Vaccine Shipment for Another 39,000 People

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.08.

Hungary is scheduled to receive a new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine next Tuesday that will be sufficient to inoculate another 39,000 people, the chief medical officer has said.

Hungary will also take delivery of a smaller shipment of Moderna’s vaccine next week, Cecília Müller told an online press briefing of the operative body responsible for handling the epidemic, on Friday.

So far, 42,549 health-care workers have been inoculated and vaccinations are under way at Hungary’s four largest retirement homes, Müller said, adding that more elderly care homes will receive the vaccine over the weekend.

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure that those most vulnerable to the virus have access to the vaccine as quickly as possible,” she said.

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Müller also welcomed that the number of active infections in Hungary has gone down by 4,000 and that the number of recovered cases has risen by 7,000.

In response to a question, Müller said Hungary has placed orders for more than 19 million vaccine doses.

Featured photo illustration via kormany.hu/MTI