- 23 Oct 2020 10:22 AM
- Hungary Matters
Hungary has signed up for all European Union research programmes and has secured 6.5 million doses of the vaccine at a cost of 13 billion forints (EUR 35.7m), Gergely Gulyás told a regular press briefing.
Meanwhile, the operative board responsible for handling the epidemic is examining Chinese and Russian vaccines, with a view to buying them should they prove effective, Gulyás said.
He said Hungary currently had 1.3 million flu vaccines, adding that more would be obtained if necessary.
Answering a question, he said that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had been inoculated with a domestically produced flu vaccine.
The minister noted that the coronavirus situation was worsening worldwide, and Hungary was no exception, but while the mortalities per one million residents averaged 357 Europe-wide, in Hungary it numbered 129.
Put to him that the situation had been far worse in the past 14 days, Gulyás said: “Statistics reflect a momentary state and may not have much meaning … the data must be assessed as a whole.”