Ernő Duda, a well-known Hungarian virologist, said many citizens did not register for the vaccine because they lack access. Referring to international examples, he spoke about giving money in the future to those who accept to become inoculated.
According to portfolio.hu, he said that many people in Hungary do not have access to the internet or do not have a computer. Therefore, they cannot register, even if they want to. The Hungarian virologist added that positive international examples showed that it could raise the willingness to become vaccinated.
Mr Duda claimed that half of the 3 million Hungarians who did not receive a jab could have been inoculated that way.
ATV asked the Ministry of Human Capacities about the idea. They replied that the operative body would initiate multiple actions to raise the vaccination level in Hungary. It is not clear whether that
covers the programs already announced by the government or some other ideas.
As we reported before, those medical students who finished at least ten semesters of the mandatory 12 can give the vaccine to the people who wish to get the Covid-19 jab. A list of their names will also be provided by their university. This program starts on 1st August. Moreover, from September 1, students between the ages of 12 and 15 will be inoculated.
Based on the report of ATV,
the vaccination process slowed down in Hungary significantly
not only in absolute numbers but also in international comparison. According to atv.hu, the number of newly inoculated citizens per week was 92 thousand in May but decreased to only 10 thousand in mid-July.
András Pulai, the strategic director of Publicus Institute, said to ATV that
opposition voters are slightly more supportive of the vaccine.
He added that this is because of the demographic of Fidesz supporters: they live in smaller settlements and are more uneducated than the voters of the opposition parties.
Interestingly, Israel started the clinical trials of the oral COVID-vaccine.