Or early January, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday.
In his regular interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Radio, Orbán said that those suffering from chronic illnesses and the elderly population most vulnerable to the virus could be vaccinated around January. Mass doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in April, he added. The prime minister said he had instructed the operative board responsible for handling the epidemic to draw up a vaccination plan.
Hungary, he said, was also engaged in talks on purchasing vaccines from China and Russia, adding that there was a chance Hungary would have access to 2-3 different vaccines in the spring.
Meanwhile, the prime minister said that from Monday the authorities would apply stricter sanctions for violations of coronavirus-related regulations.