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Covid vaccinations given abroad or not showing on NHS app

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 CLPCNadmin@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

If you received either one or both of your vaccine doses outside of the UK, we can enter this onto your GP record.  It would be useful for us to have this information on your health records, and you can send it to us by submitting an E-consultation asking for administrative help on our website.  You can attach a photo of any documents you have relating to the vaccine (including the manufacturer and the date it was given).  However, at present, this information will not appear on the NHS app.  This may change but that would require changes to the NHS App and it is outside of our control here at Brownlow.  In order to provide evidence that you have had a vaccine abroad (for example, to an employer), you will need to show whatever proof you have from the country where you had the vaccine.

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

See the summary chart HERE.

Information provided by Central Liverpool Primary Care Network

Published on Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:35:24 GMT
Modified on Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:22:00 GMT

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