Hungary to start vaccinating critical infrastructure workers

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Hungary's COVID-19 vaccination rollout will be extended to critical infrastructure workers, chief medical officer Cecília Müller said at a daily press briefing on Wednesday.

With the virus spreading even more rapidly than before, Müller said the Operative Corps, the body coordinating Hungary's response to the pandemic, and the national vaccination working group had decided to start inoculating people who work for public transport and electricity companies.

These include the Budapest Public Transport Center (BKK), railway companies MÁV and GYSEV, the Paks nuclear power plant and the Hungarian Electricity Works (MVM), she added.

Fielding questions, she said the Janssen COVID vaccine could arrive in Hungary in the second half of April. There is no information at present on the volume of the first delivery, she added.

Hungary has ordered 4,360,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine in the framework of a joint European Union order.

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