|Within the NHS App, the NHS COVID Pass enables patients to show they’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or to take part in a large events trial in England.|
Patient queries regarding the COVID pass should be directed to the online portal: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/, or to call 119.
Template wording for your practice website and voicemail, and more guidance for surgeries is available here: NHS COVID Pass – NHS Digital
In situations where individuals were vaccinated outside of England:
- Please add the details into the patient’s EMIS record so you have a local record of this patient’s Covid vaccination status.
- Advise the patient that this local record does NOT flow through for access to the NHS App COVID Pass for travel or events. There is work ongoing nationally to enable vaccinations received abroad to be coded which will eventually enable support for vaccine pass purposes. The project is still underway with no confirmed release date as yet.
- If the patient needs their second dose, please use the PHE guidance to identify which vaccine they require (see p13): COVID-19 programme guidance for healthcare workers (publishing.service.gov.uk)
The patient should not be advised to book another course of the vaccine. Their query could be referred to call 119 if necessary.