Gulyás: Hungary vaccinations will be first in Europe by Wednesday

Hungary is now in second place in the EU’s vaccination ranking and is aiming to be in first place by Wednesday.

Gergely Gulyás, the Head of the Prime Minister's Office, said another 400,000 people will have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Hungary by Wednesday, placing the country in first place in Europe.

Gulyás told Kossuth Rádió that by May, Hungary would be able to vaccinate 3.5 million more people than those countries that have relied solely on vaccines procured by the European Union. He said minor logistical hiccups were inevitable in such a massive operation as the current vaccine campaign, but Hungary was now in second place in the EU’s vaccination ranking and aimed to be in first place.

According to MTI, the chief of staff denied press reports that the vaccination campaign had got derailed, saying it would be hard not to qualify a program in which 400,000 people were now in the process of receiving the jab as a mass campaign. He said people arriving at GP surgeries and hospital vaccination points would receive the Sinopharm, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the coming days, while AstraZeneca jabs would be available in the second half the week.