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7-8% Of Children under 12 Have Received the Coronavirus Vaccine So Far

Júlia Tar 2022.01.04.

By January 3rd, 48,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 were vaccinated against the coronavirus in Hungary, which means that so far, around 7-8% of children have received the vaccine.

According to data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office for 2021, there are just over 646,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 living in Hungary.

Vaccination of Children Aged 5-11 Begins
Vaccination of Children Aged 5-11 Begins

Some 38,000 children have been registered for vaccination against coronavirus since the registration was opened last week.Continue reading

The vaccination of children between 5 and 11 started on December 15th after the first shipment of Pfizer’s vaccine for children arrived in Hungary on December 13th.

István György, State Secretary and head of the Vaccination Task Force, said that vaccination of children has started in 77 hospitals where pediatric care is provided, as well as at general practitioners, Telex reports. Appointments and pre-registration are also required at hospitals, as vaccines are only available in limited quantities. The vaccine will arrive on a continuous basis every week.

Chief Medical Officer: 50-60 Children Treated in Hospital with Coronavirus
Chief Medical Officer: 50-60 Children Treated in Hospital with Coronavirus

When children get vaccinated, they not only protect their own health, but the health of their communities, especially family members, Cecília Müller said.Continue reading

Another 150,000 doses of children’s vaccines are expected to arrive in Hungary in the first month of the year: 48,000 doses on January 4th, 48,000 doses again on January 11th, and 54,000 doses on January 18th, as reported on koronavirus.gov.hu on Monday.

Featured image via János Vajda/MTI