COVID-19: Vaccine Passport Information
Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status.
GP's cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
There are two ways you can gain access to your COVID-19 vaccine passport:
PLEASE NOTE : If you have had your first and/or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine abroad, it will not show on the NHS app. Please see below for more information
Via the NHS App:
If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can download the NHS app by clicking on either of the links below, or by searching "NHS App" in your app store.
Please note, this app is different to the NHS COVID-19 app.
Once you have downloaded the app, you will need to create an account.
To use the NHS App, you must:
- Be registered with a GP in England
- Be over the age of 13 (if you are aged 13-15, you will need to contact your GP surgery to request GP online services access before you can use the app)
We recommend that you download the app prior to booking your international holiday, and at least two weeks before your departure date.
You need to have had both doses of the vaccine in the England for the COVID-19 vaccine passport to work.
By calling 119:
If you do not have access to a smart phone and you know the country you wish to travel to require a vaccine passport on entry, you can call 119 (from 17th May onwards) and ask for them to send you a letter in the post.
This must be at least 5 working days after you have had your vaccine, and letters will take up to 5 working days to reach you. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to sort this if you are travelling abroad.
Your letter will be sent to the address your GP has saved for you, the call handler will not be able to see your address to check this for you. If you have moved house, please update your GP with your new home address before calling 119.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccine passports, please look at the government guidance here.
Vaccine's given abroad:
If you have had your first and/or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine abroad, it will not show on the NHS app.
Please note the above. At present there is nothing we can do at the GP practice to grant you a COVID-19 passport via the NHS app if you have either of your vaccines given abroad. We do updated your GP health Records with the vaccine you was given abroad. This will show on online services apps such as NHS app or Patient access in the immunization or medication sections of the app but will NOT generate a COVID-19 PASS.
If you have had any of your vaccines given abroad please follow the below information:
Please provide your registered GP practice with a copy of your vaccination card and include: your name, date of birth, the brand (e.g. Pfizer), batch number of the vaccine and arm given. Your registered GP practice will then add this to your medical record. Once this is recorded in your records, (Your 1st vaccine) you will be invited by text for your second dose within 12 weeks. You should receive the same vaccine for your second dose; if the vaccine you received is not available in the UK, the most similar alternative will be offered. Please note: the UK has approved the following vaccines: Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. (Your Second Vaccine) We will update you GP health records with your completed vaccination status.