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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 41808, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to allow patients with primary care records of covid-19 vaccines received overseas to view their vaccine status in the NHS App where those vaccines have been recorded by a general practice with no access to a point of care system; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

11 October 2021

Vaccination events not recorded within one of the English vaccination programme point of care solutions do not appear in the national vaccination database. In line with the development of the overseas vaccination service, general practitioners (GPs) will be directed to refer patients to this service that will be available at a number of English vaccination sites from October. This will support those who have been vaccinated overseas and who require a NHS COVID Pass. There are currently no plans for GP foundation IT clinical systems to send data into the vaccination database. However, some of these private system suppliers are developing point of care systems that could in future be included in the national vaccination programme.