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Hungary Secures 1 M Chinese Vaccines Instead of 400,000 by End-April

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.17.

Hungary has managed to procure 1 million Chinese vaccine doses instead of the 400,000 originally scheduled for delivery by the end of April, Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, said on Saturday.

Szijjártó noted recent delays in deliveries of vaccines procured by the European Union, saying that often fewer vaccines arrived than promised or entire shipments were cancelled.

Second-Jab Sputnik V Shipment Arrives Late With Fewer Than Expected
Second-Jab Sputnik V Shipment Arrives Late With Fewer Than Expected

A shipment of 120 thousand Sputnik V vaccines arrived after midnight on Tuesday. The amount is 20 thousand doses short of what was expected, and significantly less than the 250 thousand doses which were agreed upon for this phase of Hungary’s Sputnik V procurement contract. Posting about the cargo airplane’s take-off on his Facebook page, […]Continue reading

“This now applies to around half a million Western vaccines,” he said.

In addition to the 400,000 vaccines due in April, China is delivering 600,000 doses due in May ahead of schedule, he said, adding that this would offset the delay in Western shipments.

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