First doses of vaccines expected in late December
Hungary’s operative board coordinating response to the epidemic has prepared a national vaccination action plan, Orban said, noting that vaccination will be voluntary and available free of charge.
In the first phase, frontline health-care staff will be inoculated, followed by patients with chronic illnesses, he said.
“Every life matters; we have concluded a contract with every serious vaccine producer,” the prime minister said.
Current coronavirus regulations must, however, be maintained until vaccinations can begin, he said.