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Health workers getting vaccinated at 25 locations

Vaccine registrations near 600,000

So far, some 598,000 people in Hungary have registered to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Csaba Domotor, a state secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, said on Facebook.

Fully 462,000 people have registered for the vaccine on the website while 136,000 have sent in a registration form by mail, Domotor said.

Because vaccination against Covid-19 is voluntary, it was crucial, he said, that the authorities know who wants to be inoculated. Those who register can opt to receive regular updates on the vaccination programme, Domotor added.

Mass vaccinations against the virus will be carried out under a vaccination plan, he noted, encouraging the public to register for the shot.

Health workers getting vaccinated at 25 locations

A total of 2,461 health-care staff at three locations in Budapest and two in the countryside received vaccination against the coronavirus in the past three days, a department head of the National Public Health Centre said.

Agnes Galgoczi told a press conference of the operative board coordinating response to the epidemic that a new shipment of the vaccine is expected to arrive in Hungary this week, allowing inoculation to continue at 25 locations.

The first shipment of 9,750 doses will be enough to inoculate 4,875 persons (the jab must be repeated 21 days after the first).

Commenting on 6,000 ampoules of Russian vaccine that were delivered in Hungary on Monday afternoon, she said they offered an opportunity for scientific cooperation, enabling the Hungarian authorities to assess additional vaccines.

Commenting on fake news about Pfizer’s vaccine, she said it did not contain the virus or even a part of the virus, only genetic information about the coronavirus’s signature spike protein which triggers anti-bodies.

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