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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 102783, tabled on 12 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a mechanism for GPs to update the NIMS database where (a) patient vaccine records have been missed or (b) they have been vaccinated overseas.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 January 2022

The Vaccine Data Resolution Service can correct vaccine records for individuals with missing first and/or second doses. Currently, there are no plans to allow general practitioners (GPs) to perform this function. The service for United Kingdom residents vaccinated abroad is trialling the expansion of wider health and care settings, including GPs, making submissions to the national team who process all recorded overseas vaccinations. This would be offered and available to those health settings who opted to utilise the service but would not be mandatory.

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