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Hungary to Reserve 5 Million Coronavirus Vaccines

Fanni Kaszás 2020.08.07.

Hungary has reserved nearly 5 million doses of potential future coronavirus vaccine, said PMO Head Gergely Gulyás at yesterday’s weekly government press conference. He added, however, that it is still uncertain when the vaccine will be available. 

In practice, this means that although there is no antidote yet against the novel coronavirus, 5 million doses of it has been reserved by the Hungarian government. Gulyás added that he did not want to give false hope to anyone, as there is no vaccine available anywhere in the world yet, and it may not even be in the future. Gulyás did not specify of which potential vaccine Hungary has reserved 5 million doses.

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In addition, the European Commission has just announced that it has reserved 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine for Member States from the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

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