Covid vaccination status/passport

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status (Vaccines given in England, Wales or Scotland (Scotland - must be resident and registered with a GP in England)

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
 

Covid vaccinations given abroad or not showing on the NHS app

Recording a vaccine so it appears on the App

We have received a high number of requests to enter details of a COVID vaccine onto our patients’ GP records and the NHS app.  We appreciate that this is a confusing situation. Currently, it is not possible for us to record details of COVID vaccines in such a way that it will appear on the NHS app through your GP medical records. This is because the vaccine information which appears on the NHS App is taken from the IT systems used in the vaccine centres in the UK, not a patient’s GP records.  We can only record vaccines on the IT system that links with the NHS App if you received your vaccine at the Chorley Vaccination Centre (The Chorley Surgery/Library House Surgery), which is affiliated with our practice. 

Vaccines received in the UK but not appearing on the App

If you have had a vaccine in the UK, but it is not showing on the NHS App, it’s likely that there has been some kind of problem at the vaccine clinic.  Either it was not entered correctly onto the IT system, or the IT system has failed to upload it onto the NHS App.  If you are in this situation, please contact the centre where you received your COVID vaccine, they need to access their IT system to make any changes.  If this was at the Chorley Vaccination Centre (The Chorley Surgery/Library House Surgery) email csrccg.acreswood-surgery@nhs.net and provide your full name, date of birth and any details you have of your vaccine (a photo of the vaccine card would be ideal).  If you have had a vaccine elsewhere, please contact the relevant vaccine site, they need to resolve this issue for you.  

Vaccines received outside of the UK

If you received either one or both of your vaccine doses outside of the UK, we can enter this onto your GP record.  It would be useful for us to have this information on your health records, and you can send it to us by providing us with a copy of the information you received at the time of your vaccine.  However, at present, this information will not appear on the NHS app.  This may change but that would require national changes to the NHS App and that it is outside of our control here at the practice.  In order to provide evidence that you have had a vaccine abroad (for example, to an employer), you will need to show whatever proof you have from the country where you had the vaccine.



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