Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has called on residents to “trust the vaccine against coronavirus, doctors and researchers, and volunteer for inoculation in the interest of protecting themselves and others”.
In a video posted on Facebook, Karácsony suggested that confidence in the vaccine had nothing to do with political affiliations. “Believe me, as an opposition mayor I have a thousand reasons not to trust the government, but trusting the vaccine is not an opinion on the government or the opposition”. “We have the weapon to stop the pandemic at hand and we cannot afford not using it,” Karácsony said, adding that he had registered for vaccination. In his video, Karácsony again offered cooperation to the government in getting the vaccine to as many people as possible.