The first shipment of vaccines crossed the Hegyeshalom border on Saturday morning at 6 AM. From there, the packages were taken over by the police.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was first transported to the South Pest Central Hospital, then to the National Korányi Institute of Pulmonology, to the Semmelweis University Clinic, to the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospital in Nyíregyháza and to the University of Debrecen.
The first shipment of the first authorized coronavirus vaccine in Europe contains 9,750 doses of vaccine, allowing for the vaccination of 4,875 healthcare workers, given that one person has to be given two vaccinations 21 days apart.
According to HVG, the first shipment of vaccines will be followed by new ones in the coming weeks, with the aim of continuing the vaccination of health workers for several weeks at the same rate.
In the first half of 2021, new vaccines are expected to be licensed by the pharmaceutical authorities, and then additional vaccines may arrive in Hungary, with which the mass vaccination of the population can begin.
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