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Covid Passport and Astra Zeneca Vaccine Frequently asked questions

Is my vaccine Covishield?

No Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK. All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident travel will not be affected.

What is the NHS Covid Pass?

The NHS COVID Pass is a new product name which refers to the digital version of individuals’ proof of Covid-19 vaccine status which has been available for international travel since May. Currently, the Covid Pass will only apply to those that have received the Covid Vaccine in England. If you have received a vaccine abroad it will not appear in the Covid Pass even if we add it to your medical record. NHS Digital is currently working on a patient-facing solution to this problem. Even if you are travelling the practice cannot resolve the issue at this time.

The Covid Pass can be accessed via the existing NHS App, the downloadable version accessed through NHS.net and the letter which can be requested by calling 119 in England. A paper-based solution is available now for those living in Scotland, Wales and from July in Northern Ireland.

This is not to be confused with the NHS Covid-19 App.

Is the vaccine I was given affected?

All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident travel will not be affected.

The batch number I have is the same as those listed in the press

All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident travel will not be affected.

All vaccine doses administered in the UK have been subject to rigorous safety and quality checks, including individual batch testing and physical site inspections by the medicine’s regulator MHRA.

What is the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate?

This is currently for EU citizens only, or third-country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU. Some patients who received their vaccine in Europe may be able to obtain the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate. The practice has no further information on this.