Dear Students,

The purpose of this post is to provide you with information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination in Hungary. For a start, we summarized the key points for you:

  • Vaccines are voluntary and free – you do not need to have a TAJ number.
  • You will need two doses to develop immunity.
  • If you want to get vaccinated, register here first.
    • Do not worry, you might not get an email after registration.
    • You should get a call or an email in a few days/weeks after registration with the details.
  • If you have a TAJ number, you can book an appointment for the vaccination here (only available after registration). Find the guide here.
  • There are some conditions (e.g. pregnancy, certain allergic reactions) in which the vaccine cannot be given to you. This includes a positive PCR test that was made within 3 months.
  • Before getting the vaccine, you will need to fill out a consent form. We translated it for you, you can find it here.

If you are interested in a detailed explanation of the current situation, please continue reading.

As you probably know, COVID-19 vaccinations began in Hungary end of December. To get the vaccine, you need to register on this site. The vaccine is voluntary and free of charge, even without a TAJ number. If you do have a TAJ number, you can book an appointment on this site. Find the guide to the website above. Here, you can choose from the available vaccines.

If you do not have a TAJ number, you will get an email or a call when you are next in line. If you do not want to get vaccinated with the type of vaccine you are offered, you have the option to turn it down. Currently, the following five types of vaccines are used in Hungary: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V.

You will need two doses of the vaccine to develop immunity. Usually, these should be given 3-4 weeks apart (or more, depending on the type of the vaccine). However, there are some conditions in which the vaccine cannot be given to you. These include pregnancy, certain allergic reactions, an illness with acute fever and a few more. More importantly, if you have a positive PCR test which confirms that you were infected with COVID-19 within 3 months, you cannot get the vaccine. Before the vaccination, you will need to fill out a form to check whether you are eligible or not. We translated this form for you, you can find it here.

We hope this post is helpful and clarifies the situation for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.

Kind regards,

The MedHelp Team