Covid Vaccines Given Abroad

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NEW: Overseas Vaccination Record Validation Service

From 9 December, the public is now able to book a face to face appointment at selected sites across the country using this link or by calling 119, too have their overseas vaccination records validated and recorded

The new service will capture evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in countries outside of England and have these recorded. To be eligible to use the service people must:

  • have received one of the four MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) approved vaccine types for use in England: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) / Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) / Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) / or Moderna (Spikevax)
  • be aged 18 or over
  • have an NHS number
  • be able to attend the face to face appointment with photographic ID (Passport or UK Driving Licence) and evidence of their vaccination record.

Where a patient cannot get their overseas vaccine recorded, for example, because they live too far away from one of the vaccination centres offering this service, the patient can still access subsequent doses for which they are eligible, either through attending a walk-in (if they already know which vaccine type they require, and the interval period), or through seeking advice from their GP about which subsequent vaccine(s) they need.