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Mar 30, 2021

Hungary's coronavirus vaccination rate is now highest in Europe

21.6 percent of the Hungarian population has received at least the first dose of one of the available vaccines, while 6.6 percent has received both jabs.

 

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has confirmed that Hungary's coronavirus vaccination rate is now the highest in the European Union.

According to the ECDC, 21.6 percent of the Hungarian population has received at least the first dose of one of the available vaccines, while 6.6 percent has received both jabs. Hungary is followed by Malta (21.5/9.5 percent), Finland (17.5/2 percent), and Estonia (16.5/5.4 percent).

ECDC figures show that 12.3 percent of the EU’s total population has received at least the first jab so far. Hungary has a good chance of inoculating 2 million people against coronavirus by Monday evening, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said. “The inoculation drive is progressing well,” the PM said in a video message posted on Facebook on Monday.

PM Orbán said “efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic continued in Hungary on Palm Sunday,” and he thanked healthcare workers for their efforts. “Our doctors and nurses have been up to the job and Hungary’s health-care system has also coped well under pressure,” PM Orbán said.

The prime minister said that teachers have now been moved up on the inoculation list to receive their jabs and asked them to register for vaccination by midnight on Monday, so that kindergartens and schools could reopen as soon as possible.