A second shipment of the German-American coronavirus vaccine containing 70,000 doses arrived in Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Wednesday morning, according to public television channel M1. The first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hungary on Saturday. Around 2,500 health-care staff have been vaccinated with it so far. The new shipment arrived in Hungary on board a Boeing 757 from Germany. The second consignment will be sufficient to inoculate 35,000 Hungarian health-care staff.
During the day, shipments of the vaccine were sent to hospitals in Budapest, Győr, Kecskemét, Tatabánya, Kaposvár, Miskolc, Székesfehérvár and Balassagyarmat. Distribution of the vaccine continued later on Wednesday to another 11 hospitals both in Budapest and in the provinces.