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199 thousand doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be accessed through Hungary’s online registrations, with no SMS notification required, state secretary responsible for vaccination István György said.

In the government’s coronavirus press conference on Wednesday, István György said that anyone can register for the vaccine on the National eHealth Infrastructure’s (EESZT) website.

Previously people could only register if they received a text message notifying them of an opportunity opening up for a vaccine. This sudden notification could be a bit stressful, and opportunities for same-day registrations created chaos.

Pfizer Becomes Accessible to Everyone, Chaos Overwhelms Hungary's Vaccination Program Once Again
Pfizer Becomes Accessible to Everyone, Chaos Overwhelms Hungary's Vaccination Program Once Again

Hungarians around the country, both registered and non-registered, ended up waiting in lines hundreds of meters long.Continue reading

Thankfully this is no longer the case, and anyone can register on eeszt.gov.hu for a vaccination on either Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Featured photo illustration by János Vajda/MTI