Foreigners living in Hungary, Hungarians living abroad and ethnic Hungarians from other countries can also register for vaccination against Covid-19, starting on Tuesday, the government’s information centre said.
Fully 137 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 726 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.
So far 4,099,495 people have received a first jab, while 2,157,637 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections has declined to 223,802, while hospitals are treating 4,739 Covid patients, 549 of whom need respiratory assistance.
There are 28,080 people in official quarantine, while 5,438,145 tests have been officially carried out.
Since the first outbreak, 784,837 infections have been registered, while
fatalities have risen to 28,045.
Fully 532,990 people have made a recovery.
So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Győr-Moson-Sopron and Hajdú-Bihar.
People in those groups can register at www.vakcinainfo.gov.hu, the centre said.
It added that vaccination would start in the second half of May with foreign residents in Hungary, with Hungarian nationals living in other countries to follow.
As we wrote yesterday, the European Commission recommended allowing people fully inoculated with EU-recognised vaccines to be able to enter from any country, and said other vaccines could be added if they are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The European Medicines Agency has authorised the use of shots by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca in the EU.
The WHO has also approved those vaccines for use and is expected to decide on the use of two Chinese vaccines this week. Both agencies are considering Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.