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Hungary joins procurement scheme for u-12s' Pfizer vaccine

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Hungary is joining the European Union's procurement scene for Pfizer vaccines for children under the age of 12 and if there is a vaccine that can be given to this age group, Hungary will also get it, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, said at a weekly press briefing on Wednesday.

Gulyás said Hungary currently has 3.3 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, some 300,000 doses of Jansen vaccines, 77,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines, and 2.6 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines.

Coronavirus-related numbers will obviously increase, but the growth in infection numbers is not expected to be followed by a similar increase in hospital admissions and deaths, Gulyás said.

The minister said that during negotiations at a forum of employers, unions, and the government on the minimum wage, it was also discussed whether employers should be able to require their employees to get vaccinated. No such decision has been made yet, but Gulyás considers it a legitimate demand on the part of the employer to be able to count on their employees.

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