Basic vaccination mandatory for health-care workers
The government decree mandating health-care workers to take two doses of coronavirus vaccine was published in the official gazette Magyar Kozlony on Friday.
Agnes Galgoczi, the head immunologist at the National Public Health Centre (NNK), told public media that the decree will come into force on Aug. 15, after which unvaccinated health-care employees will have 15 days to receive the first vaccine.
The decree pertains to all unvaccinated health-care workers, including those in ambulant care, hospitals, the ambulance service or diagnostics, and employees of private and public institutions, Galgoczi said. Employees providing health-care services in social care facilities, are also require to get the vaccine, she said.