Viktor Orbán at the EU summit in Porto – Photo: PMO

Number of 16-18 year olds registered for vaccination exceeds 84,000

Orbán: Reopening economy depends on successful vaccine drive

Reopening the economy depends on implementing a successful vaccine drive, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video posted on social media after the first day of a European Union Porto Social Summit. Orbán said the summit's main topics were "vaccine, inoculation, and the restarting the economy".

The body welcomed the World Health Organization’s decision to recommend another vaccine for use, he said, referring to the WHO’s decision to recommend the emergency use of Sinopharm.

The body agreed they have to stand up to anti-vaxxers, and “we have to try to convince everyone in Europe to get the vaccine.”

Reopening the economies hinges on the vaccine drive, he said.

Number of 16-18 year olds registered for vaccination exceeds 84,000

The number of 16-18 year olds who have registered to receive a jab exceeded 84,000 by Friday midnight – more than 40 percent of the age group – and registrations are still ongoing, according to information received by MTI.

Hungary is among the first European Union countries where the vaccination programme is so advanced that 16-18 year olds are now eligible for inoculation.

People 16 or above who register after the Friday midnight deadline, however, will have to join a waiting list alongside people aged 18 or above.

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