Last updated on 7 April 2021.
Disclaimer: The below information was provided on phone by the coronavirus hotline in Hungary, now in part already confirmed in writing.
In the past weeks, there has been a lot of confusion about this issue and several people have posted and shared the (mis)information that even if you have no TAJ number, you can register for the vaccine in Hungary with a generic number 900 000 007.
This number is a generic social security (TAJ) number that can be used for unknown persons or persons with unknown TAJ number for administration purposes by doctors and the authorities (e.g. if someone is picked up by the ambulance without any ID on them). As such, the automated vaccine registration system will recognize it and accept a registration with this number, and if you provide a working email address, you will also start receiving the automated emails about the vaccination program. However, you cannot actually get vaccinated this way because there are two paths to getting the vaccine:
For more information on how the vaccination system works, please read these articles (registering for vaccination and at a GP; vaccines available in Hungary). Bottom line: even though vaccine registration with this generic TAJ number “works” in the sense that your registration will be accepted by the automated system, please don’t do this because you will not receive a vaccine and you can end up in trouble.
Update on 7 April: According to the National Public Health Center, the vaccination of people without TAJ will depend on the availability of vaccines. Watch out for official updates, or follow our blog to learn about the latest news on pandemic-related measures.
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