Hungary tweaks vaccination rollout to ensure more get 1st jab

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Hungary is making changes to its Covid-19 vaccination strategy to ensure as many people as possible get their first jab as the country enters the third wave of the pandemic, the head of the epidemiology department of the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on public television on Sunday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Ágnes Galgóczi said on news channel M1 that time periods for administering the second jab of the BioNTech/Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are being pushed back as far as allowed to ensure as many people as possible can get their first jab which provides a degree of protection against infection.

The time period for administering the second jab of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine is being extended from 21 days to 35 days, while people will get the second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine twelve weeks after they get the first, Galgóczi said.

The time periods for the second jabs of the Moderna, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V vaccines will not change, she added.

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