Some 12,000 health-care employees have already received the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine, the chief medical officer has said.
Cecília Müller told an online press conference of the operative body responsible for handling the epidemic that health-care workers can now get inoculated against Covid-19 at one of 25 vaccination points in the country, and encouraged all to get an appointment by using the contacts provided at koronavirus.gov.hu.
The first to get the vaccine were those working in ambulance care, ICU wards or directly with coronavirus patients, Müller said. Inoculation of health-care workers in other fields has also started, she said. Hungary is scheduled to receive 39,000 doses of the vaccine on Tuesday, she added. Müller said the aim was to inoculate as many people as possible in the shortest possible time.
István György, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, said over 20,000 kindergarten and school teachers were tested for the virus on January 2-3, in 99 venues nationwide. The number of positive tests was 209, one percent of all samples taken, he said. That is a great improvement from the November data, when 2% of all tests came back positive, he added.