British Nationals Inoculated Overseas Still Denied Access To Jab Status

Despite promises made by the vaccines minister, British nationals vaccinated abroad are still denied access to their double-jab status. 

Status of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas still not recognised by NHS
Nadhim Zahawi/Picture credit: The Guardian

Despite promises made by the vaccines minister, British nationals vaccinated abroad are still denied access to their double-jab status.

In July, the vaccines minister had promised to allow people vaccinated overseas to get their vaccine records updated before the end of the month.

“UK nationals who have been vaccinated overseas will be able to talk to their GP, go through what vaccine they have had, and have it registered with the NHS that they have been vaccinated,” Nadhim Zahawi said at the time.

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The shadow health minister, Liz Kendall has condemned ministers for making more vows which they are unable to honor.

“Those who live abroad and have done the right thing by getting vaccinated will feel let down by the government’s failure to find a solution,” she said.

“Ministers need to be straight with the public and provide clarity about progress on a globally recognized international vaccine passport – working with the EU and US to get travel moving again.”

The Department of Health and Social Care has admitted its failure to deliver its promise to grant British nationals access to their jab status.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “Only Covid-19 vaccines administered in England and Wales can currently be shown through the NHS Covid pass.

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“We recognize there are a large variety of Covid-19 vaccines being administered worldwide and work is ongoing to determine which non-UK vaccines and certification solutions to recognize.”

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