Hungary Begins Administering 4th Covid Vaccine Dose


Thirty people including a 102-year-old man took up the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Pécs, in southern Hungary, on Saturday, just a day after the government announced its support for the promotion of a second booster dose, the president of Pécs University’s Clinical Centre told MTI.


Andor Sebestyén said on Sunday that the national hospital central directorate had asked hospitals to make the fourth vaccine dose available as of Jan 15 to people who had received their booster jab more than four months ago and whose repeated vaccination was recommended by their GP or the doctor administering the jab. Sebestyén said he recommends the fourth dose primarily to people over the age of 60 with a chronic illness including cardiovascular problems, diabetes or cancer. He said he trusted that relatives accompanying the elderly would also take up their relevant jab, even if it may be a first dose of the Covid vaccine.


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