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550,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to arrive on Tuesday

A shipment of 550,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is scheduled to arrive in Hungary on Tuesday which is enough to inoculate 275,000 people against Covid-19, the chief medical officer said on Monday.

Cecilia Muller told an online press conference that Hungary expects to take delivery this week of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine enough to inoculate 50,000 people and of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to inoculate 51,480 people.

“Effectiveness and safety are very important to us all, two considerations we follow for the introduction of every vaccine,” she said.

Commenting on the Chinese vaccine, she said it was based on a well-tested and well-known technology which includes the virus in inactive form so it cannot cause infection but stimulates full immune response.

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