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Oct 23, 2020

Hungary will secure swiftest possible access to the coronavirus vaccine

Gergely Gulyás said Hungary has signed up for all European Union research programs and has secured 6.5 million doses of the vaccine at a cost of HUF 13 billion (EUR 35.7m).

 

Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said the Hungarian government is working to create the legal background to have the swiftest possible access to the coronavirus vaccine once it is developed.

According to MTI, Gulyás said Hungary has signed up for all European Union research programs and has secured 6.5 million doses of the vaccine at a cost of HUF 13 billion (EUR 35.7m).

Meanwhile, the minister said the operative board responsible for handling the epidemic is examining Chinese and Russian vaccines, with a view to buying them should they prove effective. He said Hungary currently had 1.3 million flu vaccines, adding that more would be obtained if necessary. He said that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had been inoculated with a domestically produced flu vaccine.

The minister noted that the coronavirus situation was worsening worldwide, and Hungary was no exception, but while the mortalities per one million residents averaged 357 Europe-wide, in Hungary it numbered 129.

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