Mass vaccination to start next year

Small quantities of coronavirus vaccines could arrive in Hungary already this month, but mass vaccination can start in 2021, an official of the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Monday.

Agnes Galgoczi, head of the epidemiology department, told a press conference that Hungary had contracted 17.5 million doses of vaccines from various manufacturers. The licensing procedure of the vaccines is continually being monitored, she said.

Since Pfizer’s vaccine is most likely to be approved by the European Medicines Agency the soonest, it will be the first product to be used for mass vaccination in Hungary, she added.

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