After the booster shot, the vaccination card will be valid indefinitely.
On 13 January, Gergely Gulyás, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, announced at the Cabinet briefing (Kormányinfó) that the current immunity card will turn into a vaccination card from 15 February. The government decree on the vaccination card was later published in Magyar Közlöny.
As Telex reported, from that day on, only the ones who are vaccinated will have a valid card, the Government Information Centre (GIC) said in a statement. According to GIC,
“Unvaccinated people will not be eligible for a vaccination card. Any current immunity certificate that was issued for contracting the infection will lose its validity.”
The card will be valid for six months after the second dose, after which the validity will be extended only after the third (booster) shot. If someone becomes infected after the second vaccination, their card will be valid for six months from the date of the confirmation of the infection.
After the third (booster) vaccination, the validity of the card will be indefinite. For those vaccinated with the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine), there will be a separate rule.
They must take the second vaccination (which is the booster shot in their case) within 6 months for the card to remain valid.
For those under 18 years of age, one jab for the single-dose vaccine and two jabs for the double-dose vaccine are sufficient for the immunity card to remain valid.
There will be no need to replace the current immunity cards, the QR code will be used to check the validity of the document. The GIC also emphasises in its statement that operators of sites and organisers of events that are only accessible to vaccinated persons must check the vaccination cards.
Even though these certificates are important in making sure that everyone has taken the necessary measures to stay safe in the COVID situation, some people resort to trying to obtain fake vaccination cards.
What is even sadder is that some doctors assist in it.
As we wrote in one of our previous articles, doctors had started to take part in these illegal activities, as well as asking for great amounts of money from these “customers”. Thankfully, the Hungarian police managed to track down those who have taken part in issuing fake vaccination certificates.
Source: Telex, Világgazdaság