After 1 May, the documents of unvaccinated people who obtained their immunity certificate by contracting the COVID-19 infection will lose their validity.
As Népszava’s online portal reported, as of Sunday, only those who have been vaccinated will continue to have a valid immunity card. The name of the document will also change and will be called a vaccination card. Vaccination cards will be valid for six months after the second vaccination and will become definitive when the third vaccine is given.
As Helló Magyar reported, once issued, the cards will not need to be exchanged, and their validity will be electronically recorded in the Electronic Health Service Space (Egészségügyi Elektronikus Szolgáltatási Tér, EESZT) where it can be retrieved by a QR code on the card.
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How many shots for validity?
If you become infected after two vaccinations, your certificate will remain valid for six months from then. For those vaccinated with the single-dose Janssen vaccine, a booster vaccine must also be given within 6 months for the card to remain valid.
For those under 18, one vaccine for the single-dose vaccine and two vaccines for a double-dose vaccine will be sufficient to achieve unlimited validity.
However, with the abolition of virtually all protection measures from 7 March 2022, the obligation to present an immunity certificate has mostly been abolished. In other words, there are currently no additional privileges attached to the immunity card. But this could change in the case of another wave of the pandemic.
Validity of other, already expired official documents
As Telex reported, documents, including identity cards, driving licences, passports, and registration permits, which have expired during the emergency caused by the coronavirus outbreak, will be valid for two more months, until 30 June, the Minister of State for Regional Administration of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Facebook on Saturday.
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Source: Népszava, Helló Magyar, Telex
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