Foreign citizens who want to be vaccinated in Hungary must have a social security number (TAJ) and have their current residence in Hungary. The registration process at vakcinainfo.gov.hu and the vaccination itself follows the same schedule as that of Hungarian citizens.
The date of your vaccination will be determined based on your age and medical history. If you do not have a family doctor, then you will either be visited by the district doctor or called to the vaccination center (local hospital), where you will receive the jab.
You will first be notified of the time and place by telephone. The government is already working to make vaccination easier for foreign nationals by eliminating the requirement for a Hungarian social security number.
In Hungary, healthcare workers were the first to be vaccinated, followed by residents and staff in elderly and social care homes.
In the third round at the beginning of February, vaccination of the eldest population group began at general practitioner offices and vaccination centers.
You will be vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Sputnik V vaccines, the latter only allowed to be given to people without chronic illnesses.
Inoculation with the AstraZeneca vaccine also started last week for people under 60 who suffer from chronic illness.
A total of 336,297 people in Hungary have been vaccinated so far, of whom 129,339 have already received the second vaccination.
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