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Jan 07, 2021

CMO: UK virus mutation not yet found in Hungary

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller has confirmed that the mutation of the coronavirus that originates from the UK has not yet been identified in Hungary.

 

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller has confirmed that the mutation of the coronavirus that originates from the UK has not yet been identified in Hungary.

According to MTI, the CMO said almost 21,000 healthcare staff have been inoculated against the virus so far at 25 vaccination points. She added that the network of immunization points will be expanded to more city hospitals, and GPs are planned to get involved in the campaign.

The CMO said that following healthcare employees, social workers and residents of care homes will get vaccinated with the help of mobile vaccination teams. Some 39,000 doses of vaccine arrived in Hungary on Tuesday and total supplies received so far are sufficient to inoculate 78,000 people. Further shipments of the vaccine are expected to arrive weekly starting next week.

Müller also said that that health authorities have so far received just five reports of side effects from the vaccine, mainly of muscle tremors and rashes, which are being looked into.

The CMO said Hungary should extend its Covid-related restrictions beyond Jan. 11, adding at the same time, that the decision will be up to the government. Europe is still grappling with the epidemic, she said, noting that cases have been surging in Hungary’s neighboring countries.

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