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Overseas COVID-19 vaccinations: what to do next when you are in London

If you’re a resident in England but you received COVID-19 vaccinations overseas, you might be wondering what to do next. Find out how to register your overseas vaccination with the NHS.

Overseas COVID-19 vaccinations: what to do next

If you’re one of the many residents in England that have received COVID-19 vaccinations overseas, you will need to register your vaccination for it to be valid at home. But how do you do it? Here’s the answer courtesy of the NHS:

“From 9 December, if you live in England and have had one or more of your COVID-19 vaccinations administered overseas, you can have your vaccination details added to your NHS Record. You can then generate an NHS COVID Pass for domestic use and international travel if you meet certain certification requirements.”

Eligible vaccines

This service is available if you have been administered one or more of the following vaccines:

  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer
  • Janssen

According to the UK government: “International COVID-19 certification accepted at the UK border should also be accepted for entry by venues or events that have decided to voluntarily require the use of the NHS COVID Pass.”

Registering your overseas vaccination with the NHS

You must book an appointment to register your overseas vaccinations at a selected vaccination centre in England.

This service allows you to provide evidence of any COVID-19 vaccinations you have received outside of England – and will enable the NHS to securely update your vaccination record in the National Immunisation Management System.

You can use this service if:

  • You are aged 18 years old or over
  • You have an NHS number
  • You have received one of the MHRA-approved vaccines outside of England

You can book an appointment for someone else – such as your child or someone you care for – provided you have their consent.

Getting your NHS COVID Pass

Eligible overseas vaccinations will display within your NHS COVID Pass. However, some fields might be left blank for overseas vaccines.

Non-eligible overseas vaccinations will not generate a pass.

Your NHS COVID Pass for international travel will show the vaccinations you have received. It may take up to five days for vaccines to show on your pass.

This information is correct as of 11/02/2022 and is subject to change by the UK government.

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