School, kindergarten and preschool teachers have until midnight on Monday to register for the coronavirus vaccine, according to koronavirus.gov.hu. The government this week decided that teachers who have registered for a coronavirus shot will be the next category to be inoculated. The first round of vaccinations on April 1-3 will be reserved for teachers who registered by March 24, the portal said, adding that they will be contacted in the middle of next week by text message. Around 102,000 of Hungary’s 180,000 teachers working in public education registered for the jab until March 24, and 20,000 of them have already received their first shot. This means that about 82,000 teachers will be inoculated in the first round, the portal said. The second round of vaccinations will be organised after Easter.
Meanwhile, Hungary has begun to allow pregnant women to be inoculated against the coronavirus out of turn, the minister for family affairs said on Sunday. Pregnant women who want to get the vaccine are asked to register online and contact their general practitioner who will then organise their inoculation at a hospital vaccination point, Katalin Novák said on Facebook. She noted that pregnant women are advised to be vaccinated with Pfizer’s or Moderna’s vaccines.