Vaccinations Mandatory for Healthcare Workers in Hungary

  • 2 Aug 2021 12:54 PM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Vaccinations Mandatory for Healthcare Workers in Hungary
Healthcare workers must receive the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September 1 or face dismissal, under a decree published on the weekend.

The rationale is that healthcare workers are at increased risk of infection and can spread the virus.

The decree states that “vaccination is mandatory for all healthcare workers who have not yet been vaccinated, including healthcare workers in primary care, outpatient specialist care, hospitals, ambulances, pharmaceutical care and diagnostics, as well as orderlies and healthcare workers employed by a private healthcare provider. In addition, vaccination is mandatory for employees of social care institutions.”

Healthcare providers may not hire healthcare professionals who are not vaccinated and must terminate employment with any healthcare professional who refuses to take the vaccine.

In addition, employers may check the vaccination status of healthcare staff.

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