Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad
This service enables you to book an appointment to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your vaccination record. Click Here
From 9 December, you are now able to book a face to face appointment at selected sites across the country using this link to have their overseas vaccination records validated and recorded. Ensuring overseas vaccinations are recorded in NIMS will enable patients to be invited for any subsequent doses for which they are eligible and will also help patients access the NHS COVID Pass.
The launch of this service will supplement the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) to ‘Tell the NHS about coronavirus vaccinations abroad’ and resolve issues of missing records into the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS). Appointments are booked and managed through the National Booking Service on the NHS website or by calling 119.
The new service will capture evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in countries outside of England and have these recorded in NIMS. To be eligible to use the service people must:
o 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)
o be aged 18 or over
o have an NHS number
o be able to attend the face to face appointment with photographic ID (Passport or UK Driving Licence) and evidence of their vaccination record. The documentation required for the appointment is detailed in the NBS booking page and in the Overseas Service Standard Operating Procedure.
The service is only currently available in a selected number of vaccination centres.
You will be able to find information through the National Booking Service on the NHS website, or by calling 119. or via this link.
Published: Dec 14, 2021
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