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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 81018, tabled on 24 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's rational is for requesting vaccination status from someone when registering their covid-19 lateral flow test results.

Answered on

29 November 2021

Vaccination status is not requested when an individual reports the result of a lateral flow test they have taken in England via GOV.UK. However, there may be other instances where an individual is asked to provide details of their vaccination status. This information is requested in order to understand the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including the effectiveness against different strains and variants of the virus and, where appropriate, to ask individuals to complete a repeat test.

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