VIENNA, February 11. /TASS/. Hungary has started vaccinations against the novel coronavirus using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, according to a statement published on the website of the country’s government on Thursday.
"Sputnik V will be used on Thursday and Friday at four vaccination points in Budapest," Gergely Gulyas, Minister of the Hungarian Prime Minister Office, said.
He added that local medical workers use the Russian drug for vaccination of people under the age of 75, without chronic diseases.
On February 7, Hungarian Labor Minister Miklos Kasler said that the National Center for Public Health had completed a study of documents from the manufacturer and concluded that the Russian vaccine can be used for people.
Currently, Hungary uses four drugs for vaccination - Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V.
In November 2020, Hungary became the first country in the European Union to approve the use of the Russian vaccine. In January 2021, Hungary’s National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition had finished the study of Sputnik V documents and approved preliminary permit to use this vaccine. —0—art.