Fully 3 percent of the Hungarian population has been vaccinated against coronavirus, compared to the European Union’s average 2.7 percent, the human resources minister said in a video published on Facebook on Friday.
Miklós Kásler said he believed that Hungary’s advantage would increase, and referred to the government’s “extreme agility” with regard to vaccine purchases from other countries.
The minister said that Hungary’s vaccination programme was “extremely thoroughly organised” and the pace of vaccination was dependent exclusively on the speed the country could obtain the vaccine.
Shipments through the EU are “uncertain in terms of time and quantity”, that is why the government is “gathering information on all continents”, he added.
Kásler said all five vaccines licenced for use in Hungary were reliable “in all sense”. He insisted that Hungarian health authorities would only licence a vaccine if they were effective and the risk of side effects or complications was negligible.