This is how vaccination against the coronavirus continues in Hungary

Vaccination of registered elderly and chronic patients under the age of 60 will continue this week as well. They are vaccinated with four vaccines, Pfizer, Sputnik, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and they are also waiting for the Sinopharm vaccine in China.

György István, State Secretary for Territorial Administration of the Prime Minister’s Office, Head of the Vaccination Working Groupsaid: registered elders receive Pfizer and Sputnik vaccines at hospital vaccination sites; 40,000 servings of the Pfizer shipment arriving on Tuesday will be given for this purpose. Designated GP practices can organize 8-8 people for hospital vaccinations, allowing 40,000 elderly people to be vaccinated.

The 20,000 Russian vaccines already approved for use are now delivered not only to Budapest but also to rural hospital vaccines. GPs can select elderly people over the age of 60 who do not have a chronic illness for this vaccination.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will continue to be given to chronic patients under the age of 60, and the consignment will allow 28,200 people to be vaccinated, which will be carried out by 2,280 GPs. When administering this type of vaccine, doctors are given the freedom to choose which chronic patient they consider more urgent to vaccinate their patients based on their health status, regardless of age.

Photo: MTI / Zsolt Czeglédi

With the Moderna vaccine, which arrived last Thursday, they will continue the second round of vaccination in nursing homes, with vaccination teams also going to places where vaccination has not been possible so far due to the epidemiological situation.

Over the next week, 60,000 elderly people will be vaccinated at hospital vaccination points, nearly 23,000 chronic patients will be vaccinated at GPs, and more than 5,000 residents and workers in nursing homes will receive their first vaccine with Moderna. In addition, with the Pfizer vaccine, the second-round vaccine can be given to more than 70,000 people cared for and employed in social institutions.

Another consignment of vaccines from Russia and China may arrive this week, but they will only be expected if the National Center for Public Health has carried out the necessary tests and approved their use. EZen is also notified by GPs this week, and vaccinations continue to be given at vaccination points. Vaccination points were designated for mass vaccinations in 102 hospitals, 120 specialist clinics and 5004 GP surgeries.

In specialist and general practice, more than 5,000 vaccination sites can be designated in the routine phase of vaccinations and more than 7,000 in the mass phase. Approximately one million people can be vaccinated at maximum capacity in one week with a regular vaccination and in two days with a mass, weekend vaccination.

In the third vaccination phase, the mass vaccination week, more than one and a half million people can be vaccinated in seven days, using full capacity and at full willingness. In the scheduled phase, registrants will be notified by the GP, notifying those waiting to be vaccinated by mail on the mass vaccination weekend and week. They are ready to use the vaccines arriving in the country as soon as possible, thus ensuring protection as soon as possible, which is a precondition for reopening the country.

Photo: MTI / Zsolt Czeglédi

As of December 26, 336,297 people have been vaccinated and 129,339 have received the second vaccination. THE the amount of vaccines available and the timing of deliveries do not allow for a choice of vaccine types at vaccination sites. Vaccines are not available in any other EU country, he said.

He said the freedom to choose a vaccine is ensured by the fact that on the one hand, vaccination is voluntary and, on the other hand, everyone can decide whether to accept a vaccine offered at a given vaccination site. Citizens will be informed of the vaccine used at the designated vaccination site and at the time. At this stage, the GP will inform you at the time of the appointment, and in the case of a mass vaccination, the vaccination notice will include the type of vaccine to be vaccinated.

He emphasized that all vaccines available in Hungary are safe and equally capable of achieving immunization levels of more than 90 percent.

Everyone is asked not to talk to anyone about any vaccine. The world-class experts of the Hungarian authorities carry out the necessary testing of all vaccines that do not yet have a permit from the European authority.

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