Hungary to start vaccinations with Russian COVID-19 shot - Yahoo News

by news.yahoo 02/09/2021

Hungary will start vaccinating people suffering no chronic diseases with Russia's Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine soon, the surgeon general said on Tuesday, becoming the first European Union country to use it. Cecilia Muller said the first 2,800 doses of Sputnik would be given to those who have registered for inoculations, and that as Hungary was striving for "maximum safety" those who have a chronic disease will not get the shot. "It... can be used with appropriate caution in case of certain chronic diseases," she told a briefing.


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