The restrictions were extended until the 1st of February. Family doctors can send sickness benefit papers to the patients online until the 8th of February. And the vaccination has started. Everything you should know about the current status.
On the 8th of January, Viktor Orbán made a speech on Kossuth Radio in which he said that the restrictions, like distance learning and the curfew, hold good until the 1st of February. According to the Prime Minister, there isn’t enough vaccine in Hungary, and we must live like this until a sufficient amount of vaccine arrives. He said he would vaccinate himself too.
According to Ildikó Horváth, the State Secretary of Health, family doctors should vaccinate at least 2.8 million people. She added that the task is familiar to doctor’s offices because most influenza vaccinations take place there every year. However, it had to be considered that in the case of a coronavirus vaccine, the vaccinated person should remain on the site for half an hour to be sure that an allergic reaction will not happen. What is more, influenza vaccinations affect only 1.4 million people, and the capacity for Covid should be doubled.
Mfor.hu noticed that Oltóanyaggyár Ltd. was registered at the end of the year, so the project for which the University of Debrecen and the National Public Health Center signed a cooperation agreement in May can continue under one company. According to the government information page, by the agreement, the goal is to develop a new Hungarian coronavirus vaccine.
Following the spring agreement, an issue of the Hungarian Gazette informed the public in December that another step had been taken. The government provides almost 2 billion Forints for the development of the national vaccine. 1.6 billion for the establishment of higher education and 370 million for the NPHC.
According to Mfor.hu, the company responsible for the operation of the vaccine factory was registered on the 15th of December, with a share capital of HUF 5 million. The founder of the company is the University of Debrecen.
Family doctors can send sickness benefit papers to their patients online until the 8th of February. Moreover, diseased persons can forward the document to their workplaces online too. So, they don’t have to line up for this medical certificate, which reduces the risk of infection. Government spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi informed the public.
The vaccination of health workers started in December. Those who go for the vaccine should complete a health questionnaire. Everyone is monitored for the necessary time after the vaccination. They get a so-called vaccination card and an appointment for the second vaccination. Two vaccinations are required for complete protection. Vaccination should not be given to anyone who has a fever, is pregnant, or plans to have a baby within three months. Anyone who has been infected with coronavirus in the last three months will not be vaccinated now because they still have antibodies to the virus in their body.