COVID Vaccine Passports

We have seen an increase in queries from our patients regarding vaccine passports.

If any patients have received one of the four MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccinations (AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer) outside the UK, up until now they would have not been recorded on the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) database.

NHS Digital have been piloting a service to capture evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations administered outside of the UK and record them in NIMS.

On 3 December, NHS Digital will send these overseas COVID-19 vaccination notifications via Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). They will be displayed in the patient’s record like any other COVID-19 vaccination.