An Overseas Vaccination Validation Service has launched at Derby's Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Midland House.
This service enables people to book appointments to show evidence for any Covid-19 vaccinations they’ve had outside of England. This enables the NHS to 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 only be booked via the national booking service, and more information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination.
Dr Steve Lloyd, Senior Responsible Office of Derbyshire's Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, said: “It’s brilliant news that people can now easily update their NHS records to include any COVID-19 vaccinations they’ve had outside of the country. All those who have had vaccinations overseas should come forward and get their records updated as soon as they can.
“It is really important to visit the NHS website prior to booking to find out which vaccines are recognised and how you can use this service. We are excited about this new service and want to make sure we can get as many records updated efficiently as possible.
“As we all move forward and learn to live with COVID-19, it’s crucial we are aware of everyone who has been vaccinated so far. That means 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.”
Midland House is located on Nelson St, Derby, DE1 2SA, and is also open for bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone over the age of 12 for first and second doses, boosters for those over 16 years of age, and third and fourth primary doses for those eligible. It is also hosting a limited number of clinics for children aged 5-11 who have been offered vaccinations because they are considered vulnerable to Covid-19.
It is one of many vaccination sites open across the Derby and Derbyshire for appointments, drop-ins, or both. Please check eligibility criteria before attending a drop-in session. All the details can be found at https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine.