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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4940, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people who received their first and second COVID-19 vaccinations in (1) an EU country, or (2) Switzerland, are able to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccination by 31 December.

Answered on

7 March 2022

All eligible adults in England were offered a booster vaccination by 31 December 2021, including those who received primary doses in the European Union and Switzerland.

Vaccines approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency administered overseas can be recorded via the National Booking Service or 119. Doses can be verified at a face-to-face appointment at a designated vaccination centre and updated within the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS). If an individual’s overseas vaccination is recorded in NIMS, they will automatically be invited to receive a booster dose when eligible. Vaccinations can also be accessed at a walk-in centre without the record being updated in advance.