Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, has stated that five million Hungarians are expected to have received at least their first jab by the final week of May.
According to MTI, Gulyás added that the cabinet is mulling further easing of pandemic-related restrictions. Under the government’s plan, Hungarian citizens living abroad will also be entitled to receive a Hungarian immunity certificate from next week. Hungarians inoculated against Covid-19 in member states of the European Union, NATO or the OECD, and in Russia or China, can apply to obtain a Hungarian immunity certificate after submitting proof of their inoculation to the Hungarian authorities, he said. Starting on May 28, wedding celebrations will be allowed again regardless of the number of vaccinations at the time, he said.
Gulyás said the number of inoculations is currently close to 4.5 million. Vaccination of the 96,000 registered 16-18-year-olds will take place from Thursday to Tuesday, he said. The remaining 144,000 Pfizer vaccines are also expected to be used by then, he concluded.