To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September to Question 47056, what assessment he has made of the number of UK residents, who have received one or more covid-19 vaccinations overseas who have been unable to use the NHS booking system to make an appointment to receive their booster vaccination.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
15 February 2022
No formal assessment has been made. However, the Overseas Vaccines Validation Service has been established for individuals to register their vaccinations with the National Health Service in England. Depending on the vaccine received overseas, they may also access the NHS COVID Pass. There are now 54 vaccination centres offering this service in England and approximately 6,000 appointments available per week.