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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5126, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who arrived as (1) refugees, and (2) migrants, in the UK in the past year are receiving priority for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Answered on

19 January 2022

Vaccination against COVID-19 is offered to every adult living in the United Kingdom free of charge, regardless of immigration status. This includes those who arrived as refugees and migrants, providing they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Entitlement to free National Health Service treatment is generally based on ordinary residence in the UK. A person who can show they have taken up ordinary residence in the UK can access all NHS services immediately, including COVID-19 vaccinations, based on clinical need. No immigration checks are needed to receive these services and the NHS is not required to report undocumented migrants to the Home Office.