Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said all the necessary technical conditions are in place to begin swift mass vaccinations against Covid-19 in Hungary once vaccines are delivered in larger quantities.
PM Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió that Hungary currently has enough vaccines to inoculate 35,000 people. He noted that healthcare workers are the first to get the Covid shot under the government’s vaccination plan.
In the event that the country would suddenly have access to millions of vaccines, the shots would be administered at over 10,000 locations, PM Orbán said, adding that the vaccinations would take place at the regular electoral polling stations. He added, however, that Hungary is not expected to receive millions of vaccines in the foreseeable future, as not even the vaccine producers are in the position to project when they will be able to ship more doses or how many.
PM Orbán also said he would not want to “speculate” as to how quickly Hungary would be receiving more vaccines. “If we have a lot of vaccines, we’ll vaccinate a lot of people quickly, but if they arrive at a slower pace, then the vaccinations will also be slower and fewer people will get the shot,” he said. Hungary managed to rein in the second wave of the pandemic and now a third one must be prevented, he said.
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