Hungary launches vaccination certificate mobile app

Unlike the country’s vaccine certificate, which carries information on both those who got the jab as well as the recently recovered from the disease, the app certifies only the vaccinated. [Shutterstock/Robert Avgustin]

Hungary launched a mobile app allowing holders to certify their vaccination status on Thursday (13 May), though several users encountered problems with using the tool, Telex reported.

Unlike the country’s vaccine certificate, which carries information on both those who got the jab as well as the recently recovered from the disease, the app certifies only the vaccinated.

“The mobile phone application will be able to verify the administration of the vaccine, the application will show the name of the vaccinee, the social security (TAJ) number, the time of vaccination, the fact of protection against infection or lack thereof,” according to government spokesperson Alexandra Szentkirályi.

Before the first use, a six-digit PIN code must be registered on the national e-health website (EESZT), and that this PIN code must then be entered into the app to display the data, Szentkirályi added.

The app is currently available on both Android phones and iPhones.

However, some users had issues with the application according to Telex. Some said they were not able to download the app and several Android users indicated that the app is either not compatible with their device or it is not available in their country. (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com with Telex)

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