Hungary raises BioNTech/Pfizer jab order to 10.87 mln doses

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Hungary has increased its order for the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from 6.5 million to 10.87 million doses, the country's chief medical officer Dr. Cecília Müller said at a daily press briefing this week, according to the official government website koronavirus.gov.hu. 

Müller warned that people who decide to wait until a vaccine they prefer becomes available could go for weeks without protection and advised them to "weigh carefully" such a decision in light of the current pandemic situation. 

In addition to the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, Hungary has ordered 1.744 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 6.54 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 4.36 million doses of the Janssen vaccine and 500,000 million doses of the CureVac vaccine in a joint European Union order. 

To accelerate the pace of inoculation, Hungary has also ordered two million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine and five million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, according to data on koronavirus.gov.hu.

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