COVID-19 Vaccination Status

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination certificate

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:

  • the NHS App which you can download from the app stores
  • the NHS website
  • By call calling 119 – request a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you’re planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

For patients who have not been vaccinated at Charing Surgery but at a hospital hub, vaccination centre or community pharmacy and who have a query about their vaccination status that 0300 311 2233 is unable to resolve, please email the vaccination data quality support team at to log the error and get it resolved. Please provide your NHS number and vaccine events information and details of vaccination site. You can find your NHS number at YOUR NHS NUMBER

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