The first 40,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine have arrived in Hungary, making the country the first in the European Union to use the Russian vaccine. This is the first batch of a total of 2 million doses that are expected to arrive in the coming months.
Hungary has veered away from Brussels' centralized vaccination plan in order to speed up its own program and officials say other EU countries are set to follow.
"Brussels' centralized vaccine procurement has failed, risking the lives of Europeans. So we had to look for new sources of supply," the Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said, after announcing the arrival of the Russian vials.
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