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Feb 24, 2021

Covid vaccinations could exceed 800,000 by end of the week

Hungary’s vaccination rate is above the European Union average. So far, over 457,000 people have received their first shot and 206,000 people are fully inoculated.

 

István György, State Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, has said the number of people vaccinated against coronavirus may well have exceeded 800,000 by the end of the week.

According to MTI, György said that Hungary’s vaccination rate was above the European Union average. So far, over 457,000 people have received their first shot and 206,000 people are fully inoculated, he said.

In the next few days, GPs will use 275,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to inoculate registered elderly patients, while 41,000 people below the age of 60 with chronic illnesses will receive AstraZeneca shot. Another 52,000 registered elderly are set to receive the Pfizer jab at inoculation centres, György said.

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