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Hungary stopped vaccination of AstraZeneca: Orban explained the situation

Vaccinated Hungarians receive repeated invitations to be vaccinated

The Hungarian authorities have announced a pause in the national campaign to immunize the population against coronavirus with a vaccine from the Swedish-British company AstraZeneca.

This, as reported by the Today newspaper, was announced on March 5 by the Prime Minister of the country, Viktor Orban.

According to him, this decision was made due to technical failures in the notification program — some Hungarians, who had already received vaccine injections, began to receive invitations for vaccination again.

According to Orban, in this regard, a special task force has already begun an inspection, until the end of which the program will be suspended.

It should be noted that, in addition to AstraZeneca, in Hungary, as well as in other EU countries, vaccines are also used by other companies — Pfizer and Moderna. In addition, this country was the only one in the EU, before the official approval of the European Medicines Agency, allowed and purchased the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.

Over the entire time of the pandemic, more than 410 thousand cases of were detected in the country, including more than 14.5 thousand deaths. And at least one coronavirus vaccine has already been given to 862,953 people.

As we reported earlier this week, Orban blamed the EU for disrupting coronavirus vaccine supplies, which prompted Budapest to turn to Moscow for help.



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