Second consignment is sufficient to inoculate 35,000 health-care staff
New shipment of vaccines arrives
A second shipment of the German-American coronavirus vaccine containing 70,000 doses arrived in Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Wednesday morning, according to public television channel M1.
The first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hungary on Saturday. Around 2,500 health-care staff have been vaccinated with it so far.
The new shipment arrived in Hungary on board a Boeing 757 from Germany. The second consignment will be sufficient to inoculate 35,000 Hungarian health-care staff.
During the day, shipments of the vaccine were sent to hospitals in Budapest, Gyor, Kecskemet, Tatabanya, Kaposvar, Miskolc, Szekesfehervar and Balassagyarmat, to inoculate health-care staff.
Distribution of the vaccine will continue later on Wednesday to another 11 hospitals both in Budapest and in the provinces.