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Coronavirus vaccinations have got under way in Hungary’s four largest elderly care homes.

The vaccinations are in line with the government’s inoculation plan, the government’s coronavirus press centre said in a statement. Of the four facilities, two are in Budapest, one in Pécs and one in Miskolc. In the four institutions, altogether 447 employees and 779 residents have registered for the vaccine administered by “mobile inoculation teams”. The care home in Budapest’s 17th district is home to over 500 people, with over 200 employees. There are 160 workers and 376 residents in the 15th district facility, and 237 workers and 480 elderly in the one in Pécs, in southern Hungary. In the home in Miskolc, northern Hungary, 165 employees help 437 residents.
The Pesti Road care home in Budapest’s 17th district — which became a major virus cluster during the first wave of the epidemic – were scheduled to receive the vaccine on Thursday, M1’s correspondent said. Botond Sára, head of the Budapest government office, noted that more than 300 of the home’s residents were hospitalised with Covid-19 and 55 died from the disease in the spring.