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Coronavirus: Hungary Sends Plane to China for First Shipment of Sinopharm Vaccine

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.15.

Hungary’s aircraft has taken off for Beijing to pick up the first delivery of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, state secretary Tamás Menczer said on the Facebook page of Foreign Minister Trade Péter Szijjártó early on Monday.

Menczer said in a video that 550,000 doses of the vaccine would be loaded on the aircraft which is expected to return to Hungary around noon on Tuesday.

He noted that more than 30 million people around the world have been inoculated with the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine, including some half a million in neighbouring Serbia.

Everything You Need to Know About The Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine
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Both Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Head of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás have stated that the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will be shipped to Hungary as soon as Hungarian authorities allow its use. Here is what you need to know about this vaccine.  The Hungarian government has reserved 19.7 million doses of the […]Continue reading

At present, Hungary is using the BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines to inoculate its population against the coronavirus.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu