Govt to seek combined 3.35m vaccine doses from Spain, Hungary

Govt to seek combined 3.35m vaccine doses from Spain, Hungary

FILE PHOTO: Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, Dec 26, 2020. (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, Dec 26, 2020. (Reuters)

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Monday approved a plan to procure a combined 3.35 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca and by Pfizer and BioNTech, a spokesperson said.

Should the Cabinet grant final approval, 165,000 AstraZeneca doses and 2.79 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses would be procured from Spain and 400,000 AstraZeneca doses from Hungary, the spokesperson said.

No timeframe for delivery was provided. 

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