Russian Vaccine 'Modern', Chinese Vaccine 'Not Bad', According To Hungarian Medical Chamber

  • 8 Feb 2021 7:48 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Russian Vaccine 'Modern', Chinese Vaccine 'Not Bad', According To Hungarian Medical Chamber
Gyula Kincses, the head of the Hungarian Medical Chamber, called the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine “modern”, which could be licenced in Hungary, and said that China’s Sinopharm vaccine was “not bad”, but added that he did not have enough information concerning the latter product, daily Magyar Nemzet said online.

Earlier in the week, however, Kincses had not recommended the two vaccines for use citing a lack of documentation, the paper said.

Speaking on commercial ATV on Friday, Kincses said he had not sought to create mistrust with the eastern vaccines, but insisted that vaccines should only be administered “with no concern” if they had their “instructions for use”.

He said that the chamber had been promised further documentation before the two vaccines would be applied in Hungary.

Concerning allegations that the government was pushing health authorities to grant licences for some vaccines, Kincses said “the only good vaccine is which has been administered” and argued that “each shot will save many more lives than it risks”.

“Risks of political influencing are dwarfed by the risks of Covid”, he added.

Meanwhile tests of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, conducted by public health authority NNK, have yielded good results which means that “it can be used in Hungary from now on”, the chief medical officer told public media.

Müller noted that the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines had earlier been granted licences for use in the country.

Concerning the various vaccines, Müller said that “any of the vaccines is better than living in peril uninoculated”, and insisted that all vaccine technologies yielded products effective against the coronavirus.

MTI Photo: Zsolt Czeglédi

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