The vaccine will be available in the country only on request.
Feb 22, 2021 at 2:26 pm TASR
BUDAPEST. The advantage of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm is that it provokes a strong reaction of the human immune system, said the head of the Office of Public Health Service Cecília Müller in Budapest on Monday.
According to the MTI agency at an online press conference of the operating staff, Müller emphasized that the wide antigenic range of the vaccine contributes to the massive activation of immunity. “Many have expressed the hope that this vaccine will provide longer-term and better protection, but only the future will show,” she added.
The head of the health office noted that the Hungarian vaccine against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is also being prepared using the same technology as that used by Sinopharm.
Several district doctors in Hungary have objected to China’s anti-coronavirus vaccine, which they should start vaccinating this week, the daily Népszava reported.
The doctors told the daily that only the Hungarian translation of the Chinese product description was available for the vaccine, but not the opinion of the Hungarian authority, which granted the authorization for home use in an extremely simplified process.
As they added, they will not recommend the vaccine to anyone and will only give it to anyone who explicitly requests it.
The first shipment of a Chinese vaccine to vaccinate 275,000 people arrived in Hungary on 16 February.
The total number of those infected in Hungary rose to 405,646 and deaths to 14,347 by Monday. 453,457 people have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 so far, of whom 201,005 also received a second dose of vaccine.
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