Gergely Gulyás, Head of the Prime Minister's Office, said Hungary has a sufficient amount of coronavirus vaccines.
Speaking to parliament’s justice affairs committee, the minister said that a total 10 million vaccine doses were available, adding that the government was working to increase the number of people inoculated with a booster jab to 4-5 million. “Even if everybody asked for Pfizer as the third jab, we’d have enough to go round,” he added. The minister said the range of services restricted to holders of vaccination certificates would be defined depending on how the Covid situation panned out.
Meanwhile, Gulyás said that the pandemic was putting a great strain on public administration. In the spring, staff had to coordinate administration of 200,000 jabs on certain days, while they also had to manage over 200,000 job protection subsidy applications and 22,000 applications for research and development aid, he said. Answering a question concerning whether vaccinations would be mandatory, Gulyás noted that Austria had been the only EU country so far to do so, adding that the Hungarian government has introduced compulsory vaccination in public administration.
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