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HUNGARY RECEIVES 500,000TH DOSE OF PFIZER-BIONTECH VACCINE

 

Hungary has received the 500,000th dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty coronavirus vaccine, Pfizer’s Hungarian subsidiary said. The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Hungary on December 26 last year and further shipments followed every week since, the statement said. More than 85,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in the eighth shipment on Tuesday, totalling 500,000 delivered so far, it added. Under a current agreement, Hungary is set to receive 6.6 million doses of the Comirnaty vaccine by the end of 2021, Pfizer said. In line with Hungarian health authorities’ reports, 280,000 people have received Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine in their first shot and more than 100,000 have also received their second jab of the vaccine. Pfizer and BioNTech plan to significantly increase the volume of vaccine supplies to the European Union from the second quarter of this year, the statement added.