The third vaccine is available in Hungary as well. The third dose of coronavirus vaccination is recommended for those who have received Chinese Sinopharm vaccination who are at risk. Not many have applied so far. The government office expects GPs to persuade and report patients over the age of 60.
From August 1, a third vaccination against the coronavirus can also be requested in Hungary. The third dose is recommended for those at risk, the elderly and chronic patients. According to experts, the third vaccination is the most ideal four months after the second. Anyone who wants it can ask for it from their GP or vaccination points. So far,
few are interested in the third dose.
“Since the spring, I have barely had time to deal with patients. The organisation and administration of vaccinations dominated everything. For the time being, few people were interested in the third vaccination. I advised them to register and go to the vaccination point,” a GP told telex.hu. Most of the people who are interested in the third vaccination got Sinopharm earlier.
Experts are debating a lot about the effectiveness of Chinese vaccination.
Another problem is that Sinopharm has not been tested enough among those over 60 years of age. Vaccine recipients with Pfizer, Moderna, Astra or Sputnik are less likely to need the third jab, according to another GP. Nevertheless, some asked for the third dose after the Russian Sputnik vaccination. This is because vaccines from the East are still not accepted in many places.
It is a problem for GPs that the National Centre for Public Health asks them to visit patients over 60 who have not yet been vaccinated one by one. According to a circular, the government office expects GPs to report every Friday how many people over the age of 60 have been visited, persuaded and vaccinated.
The third vaccination is also complicated by the fact that the website for the third vaccination does not work perfectly, writes 444.hu. According to the latest information, 57000 people have registered for the third vaccination in Hungary so far. Of these, 38000 have already received the third dose.
Source: telex.hu, 444.hu