Chinese Covid19 vaccine approved by Hungary
Hungary has become the first EU member to approve the Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. Hungary’s surgeon general, Cecilia Muller, made the announcement shortly thereafter, noting that “after Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and the Sputnik vaccine, we can also count on the Sinopharm shot.”
The country’s National Institute of Pharmacy said on Friday it had granted temporary authorisation to Sinopharm, one of two main vaccines developed in China. The announcement came after Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he trusted the Chinese vaccine the most.
“The Chinese have known this virus for the longest time, hence probably they know most about it, so I will wait for my turn and when I choose I will want the Chinese vaccine,” Orban said. The government is expected to order 500,000 doses by February.