The First Shipment of A Russian Virus Vaccine Arrived in Hungary on Tuesday

February 2, 2021

BUDAPEST — The first shipment of a Russian coronavirus vaccine arrived in Hungary on Tuesday.

Hungary received 40,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a video. That’s enough to treat 20,000 people.

Hungarian health authorities were the first in the European Union to approve the vaccine on Jan. 21, but the National Public Health Center must still give final approval before they can be put into circulation, he said.

“Brussels’ centralized vaccine procurement has been a failure which has risked the lives of Europeans and the swiftest restarting of the European economy,” said Szijjarto, adding that the EU’s slow rollout of vaccines had prompted Hungary to secure contracts with eastern countries like Russia and China.

On Friday, Hungary was the first EU member state to approve China’s Sinopharm vaccine, purchasing enough doses for 2.5 million people.

Hungary will receive enough doses of Sputnik V to treat 1 million people in the next three months.


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