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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 27330, tabled on 5 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people without an NHS number are able to be certified as vaccinated against covid-19.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

12 July 2021

A National Health Service number is needed for individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status via the NHS App, through the NHS website or via letters from the NHS, which can be requested by calling 119. Anyone can register with a general practitioner (GP) practice to get an NHS number. It is free to register and proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number is not needed. A registration letter will arrive in the post containing an NHS number.

Individuals who do not have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP are still entitled to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

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