NHS Digital have introduced a new service for patients who have had their covid vaccine abroad.  Patients are able to arrange an appointment with 119 to update their details so that they are available on their covid pass.  Up to now, patients have been expecting GP practice’s to do this which has not been possible.Recording a vaccine received elsewhere on my GP records and NHS app

We have received a high number of requests to enter details of a COVID vaccine onto our patients’ GP records and the NHS app.  We appreciate that this is a confusing situation.  Unfortunately, there is some conflicting information about this both in the media and within other parts of the NHS.  Currently, it is not possible for us to record details of COVID vaccines in such a way that it will appear on the NHS app.  The vaccine information which appears on the NHS App is taken from the IT systems used in the vaccine centres around the country, not a patient’s GP records.  

Vaccines received in the UK

If you have had a vaccine in the UK, but it is not showing on the NHS App, it’s likely that there has been some kind of problem at the vaccine clinic.  Either it was not entered correctly onto the IT system, or the IT system has failed to upload it onto the NHS App.  If you are in this situation, please contact the centre where you received your COVID vaccine.  If this was at one of our local vaccine centres in Liverpool, please email CLPCNvaccine@livgp.nhs.uk and give them your full name, date of birth, NHS number and any details you have of your vaccine (a photo of the vaccine card would be ideal).  If you have had a vaccine elsewhere in the UK, please contact the relevant vaccine site.  

Vaccines received outside the UK

NHS Digital have introduced a new service for patients who have had their covid vaccine abroad.  Patients are able to arrange an appointment, by calling 119 or via THIS LINK to update their details so that they are available on their covid pass.  Up to now, patients have been expecting GP practice’s to do this which has not been possible.

Advice on which vaccine is needed if first was given outside the UK

See the summary chart HERE.

Published: Jan 11, 2022