Air pollution high in Hungary

Air quality is dangerous in Putnok, in north-east Hungary, due to a high concentration of airborne particles, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Monday.

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Chief medical officer advocates booster jab

The chief medical officer has strongly recommended that everyone should receive a third, booster jab against Covid, and argued that protection would decrease 3-4 months after the second shot.

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Hungary receives Sputnik Light for testing

Eighty doses of the Russian Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine arrived in Hungary for testing, prior to purchase talks with the manufacturer, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

Merkely: Three jabs are full vaccination

The Omicron variant of Covid is highly infectious, and full protection is only provided by a booster jab, the rector of Semmelweis University said on Friday, in Kossuth Radio's Good morning, Hungary programme.

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Egis favipiravir drug licenced for Covid-19 treatment

A new drug with the active ingredient favipiravir manufactured by Hungarian pharmaceutical company Egis has been licenced for treatment of Covid-19 by the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI), the institute said on Saturday.

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Hungary vaccination rate one of Europe’s highest

Hungary's vaccination rate is one of the highest in Europe, an official of the Prime Minister's Office told a briefing on Tuesday. In the next week, it is planned that 215,000 registered elderly people will be vaccinated, Istvan Gyorgy told an online briefing of ...

Second jab of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca to be pushed back

The second jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines will be pushed back as much as professional, clinical and scientific standards allow, to ensure as many people as possible get the first coronavirus shot, an official of the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said ...