Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communications and Relations, said Hungary only uses vaccines that have been approved by experts as safe and effective.
Kovács said on Facebook that while the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic was raging all over the world, the international press and some foreign politicians “constantly feel inclined to criticise” Hungary’s vaccine procurements.
Clément Beaune, secretary of state for European affairs in the French government, has “joined the line”, saying in a recent interview that Hungary was playing a “double game” by also procuring Eastern vaccines, he added.
Kovács said the Eastern vaccines had to be bought as a result of Brussels’ mistakes in procurements. Thanks to this “double game”, more than 2.5 million people have been vaccinated in Hungary, twice as many in proportion to the population of the country as in France, he added.
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