Hungary gets first delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine

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Hungary received its first delivery of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine last weekend, public television reported.

The shipment of the vaccine, developed in the United Kingdom, contains enough doses to inoculate more than 20,000 people, news channel M1 said.

The doses will go to people under 60 with chronic illnesses, according to the national vaccination plan.

The AstraZeneca vaccine does not need the extremely cold storage conditions that other vaccines do and can be stored and delivered at temperatures of between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius.

The vaccine requires two jabs, the second given 4-12 weeks after the first.

Hungary has ordered 6,540,000 doses of the vaccine, enough to inoculate 3,270,000 people, M1 reported.

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