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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 75908, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including confirmation of a third covid-19 booster vaccination on the NHS Covid-19 App for use by UK citizens when accessing venues and for travel overseas.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The NHS COVID-19 App is primarily a contact tracing app. App users are anonymous so it cannot be used as proof of vaccination status. The NHS App provides access to services including vaccination status and the NHS COVID pass. The NHS COVID Pass can now be used to demonstrate proof of a booster or third dose for outbound international travel and available through both the NHS App and on NHS.UK.

Booster vaccinations are currently not recorded in the domestic NHS COVID Pass as they are not required for domestic certification in England.