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Hungary to inoculate more than 465,000 over two weeks

Hungary will have enough vaccine to inoculate more than 465,000 people against the coronavirus over a period of two weeks starting on Wednesday, Istvan Gyorgy, who heads the task force coordinating the vaccine rollout, told public media on Saturday.

Gyorgy said 275,000 does of the Sinopharm and AstraZeneca vaccines would be delivered to GPs in the coming week. The vaccines will be used to inoculate people with chronic health conditions, although the AstraZeneca one will be limited to people under 60 years of age, he added.

GPs will also each get ten doses of the Pfizer vaccine for their patients in the oldest age group, Gyorgy said.

So far 550,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine and 46,000 of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine have arrived in Hungary, he said. Hungary will take delivery of another 500,000 does of the Chinese vaccine after March 15, he added.

Shipments of vaccines from the west continue to arrive at an unpredictable pace, Gyorgy said.

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