Index - Domestic - Miklós Kásler: If many people take the vaccine, the fourth wave can be broken

Everything is in favor of coronavirus vaccination, nothing compares to the effectiveness of the vaccine, he said. Miklós Kásler Kossuth Radio is Monday breakfast in its program. Minister for Human Resources according to, if many people take the vaccine, the fourth wave of the epidemic could be broken.

All scientific results suggest that everyone should apply for the vaccine, and those who have already been vaccinated twice should also apply for the third dose.

The expert emphasized. He warned that studies show a 4-6-fold chance of infection and hospitalization in unvaccinated people. He added that the risk of death from coronavirus in people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart failure is three to four times higher.

Miklós Kásler explained that after the first two vaccinations, the protection decreases significantly over time in terms of both antibody levels and cellular immunity, which can be increased to 90% with the third vaccination.

Hungarian health care is fighting heroically, but it is at the highest level in the epidemic. Healthcare workers are tired, the mental burden on them is high, but with the increasing vaccination of people and fewer hospital cases, the burden on the sector can be reduced

– said the Minister. He said of the planned surgeries

  • In 2013, 70,000 people were on health waiting lists,
  • By 2019, this has been reduced to 23-24 thousand people,

however, during the epidemic period, the number of patients slipped back to the waiting lists for roughly half of the 2013 data.

According to the information provided by professional colleges, for example, the waiting time is three quarters for hip replacement surgeries and half a year for eye surgeries. In other fields, such as urology or gynecology, the profession estimates that it takes between a few weeks and a few months to complete the waiting lists, said Miklós Kásler.

(Cover image: Miklós Kásler on November 5, 2021. Photo: Zoltán Balogh / MTI)

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