Please do not contact the surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status.
GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
There are two ways you can gain access to your COVID-19 vaccine passport:
Via the NHS App:
If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can download the NHS app by clicking on either of the links below, or by searching “NHS App” in your app store.
Please note, this app is different to the NHS COVID-19 app.
Once you have downloaded the app, you will need to create an account. You can find help and information on what you need to do on the NHS Website
To use the NHS App, you must:
- Be registered with a GP in England
- Be over the age of 13
We recommend that you download the app prior to booking your international holiday, and at least two weeks before your departure date.
You need to have had both doses of the vaccine for the COVID-19 vaccine passport to work.
By calling 119
If you do not have access to a smart phone and you know the country you wish to travel to requires a vaccine passport on entry, you can call 119 and ask for them to send you a letter in the post.
This must be at least 5 working days after you have had your vaccine, and letters will take up to 5 working days to reach you. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to sort this if you are travelling abroad.
Your letter will be sent to the address your GP has saved for you, the call handler will not be able to see your address to check this for you. If you have moved house, please update your GP with your new home address before calling 119.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccine passports, please look at the government guidance on the .gov.uk website.
If you have had one or both of your COVID-19 vaccines abroad, these will not show on the NHS app.
Please provide us with a copy of your vaccination card and include: your name, date of birth, the brand (e.g. Pfizer), batch number of the vaccine and arm given. We will then add these to your medical record.
If you have only had your first vaccine abroad, once this is recorded in your records, you will then be able to book your second dose within 12 weeks by calling 119; if the vaccine you received is not available in the UK, the most similar alternative will be offered. Please note: the UK has approved the following vaccines: Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna.
Residents in England who have taken part in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials
If you have taken part, or are taking part, in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in England you should have received a letter from your clinical trial site. The letter ensures that anyone vaccinated as part of a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial can prove they were in a clinical trial and therefore should be recognised as fully vaccinated.
In addition, if you have participated in a clinical trial within England you should also be able to use the NHS App or NHS.UK to obtain an NHS COVID Pass for use at event trials in England.
The letter and NHS COVID Pass can be used when demonstrating your COVID-19 status in England. If you wish to travel abroad, then you will need to continue to seek guidance on COVID-19 status requirements for the destination country you intend to travel to.
You may not be able to use the letter for international travel, but for most countries, there are alternatives such as additional testing.
If your letter has not arrived, or you are not able to get an NHS COVID Pass for use at event trials in England, please contact the clinical trial site where you took part in the clinical trial.
The Government are working to ensure that those who participated in COVID-19 vaccine trials can access their vaccine records via the NHS App or NHS.UK