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Nottinghamshire public urged to tell NHS if they’ve been vaccinated abroad

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire residents who have had COVID-19 vaccinations abroad are being urged to have their NHS records updated.

An Overseas Vaccination Validation Service is available at the Forest Recreation Ground Vaccination Centre and King’s Mill Hospital Vaccination Hub.  

This service enables people to book appointments to show evidence for any coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations they’ve had outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update vaccination records, which in turn can enable people to get an NHS Covid Pass. 

The service is open to anyone over the age of 16 who has received vaccinations in another country. Appointments can be booked via the national booking service, and more information – including which vaccination types are covered by the service – can be found at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination  

Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said: “It’s brilliant news that people can easily update their NHS records to include any Covid-19 vaccinations they’ve had outside of the country. I am urging all those who have had vaccinations overseas to come forward and get your records updated as soon as you can. Being able to validate vaccinations locally is fantastic and we want to make sure we can get as many records updated as efficiently as possible. 

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“As we all move forward and learn to live with Covid-19, it’s crucial we are aware of everyone that has been vaccinated so far so we can continue on our path to some sort of normality. The top priority is to make sure everyone eligible for a vaccine has had their jab.” 

The public are also being urged to come forward for a vaccine if they haven’t already to help keep them as protected as possible as we learn to live with the virus. The public can walk into selected sites, book an appointment on the NHS website or call 119.  

Amanda Sullivan added: “So far, the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire COVID-19 vaccination programme has delivered over 2 million vaccinations across the county. Thank-you to everyone who has had their jabs so far. Please continue to come forward for the jabs you’re eligible for – whether that’s a first, second dose or booster.”

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