'Watch Your Phone' If You're Registered For Vaccination, Say Chief Medical Officer

  • 4 Mar 2021 10:42 AM
  • Hungary Matters
'Watch Your Phone' If You're Registered For Vaccination, Say Chief Medical Officer
Infection indices are rising dramatically, national chief medical officer Cecília Müller told a press conference on Wednesday.

She said the number of patients relying on ventilators is increasing to an extraordinary extent, and more young people are catching the disease. There are many people in their forties whose health suddenly deteriorates, she stressed.

Further restrictions will only enter into force if that is inevitable, but more decisions will be reached at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, she said.

Müller said Hungary finally has enough vaccines to implement the “real vaccination campaign that we would like” in order to broaden individual protection as quickly as possible.

In the coming days enough Chinese vaccines to inoculate 250,000 people will be at the disposal of family doctors, who will also receive Moderna vaccines (she gave no precise figure).

The inoculation of the elderly continues with 114,000 Pfizer vaccines at hospital vaccination points.

From Thursday “a new chapter opens in the vaccination campaign” as preparations are made to inoculate 74,000 chronically ill patients aged 18-60 on the weekend.

They will be notified in text messages when to be inoculated from available AstraZeneca vaccines and at which vaccination point.

Müller asked those affected to “watch their phones” from Thursday and to arrive on time and be ready for paperwork to be done in advance.

The plan is that all 74,000 people contacted by text message will be inoculated on Saturday and Sunday.

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