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Questions about overseas vaccines

How can I get my NHS record updated if I've had a vaccination abroad?

Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad

You can now tell the NHS about a coronavirus vaccination that you've had outside of England and ask for your NHS records to be updated.

Find out more about this service here. 

 

I have received a vaccine or part of a vaccine abroad, will I need to get one here too? 

The below information may be useful for patients on has received a covid-19 vaccination abroad. It covers some of the most commonly administered vaccines from other countries, and the latest Public Health England advice.

The full PHE guidance with all international vaccines can also be viewed here.

Vaccine manufacturer

Vaccine

PHE advice

Sinopharm

COVID-19

vaccine

BIBP

BBIBP-CorV

If vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses:

• provide 1 dose of UK approved vaccine 8 weeks after previous dose

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

If vaccinated with 3 doses:

• no further immediate vaccine needed

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

 

Sinovac Biotech

CoronaVac

If vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses:

• provide 1 dose of UK approved vaccine 8 weeks after previous dose

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

If vaccinated with 3 doses:

• no further immediate vaccine needed

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

 

Institute of India

Covishield

(identical to Astra Zeneca)

If partial vaccination:

• complete course with same vaccine if possible (or closest alternate) with at least 8 week interval from

previous dose

• if more than 8 weeks since first dose, complete course as soon as possible

 

If complete course given:

• no further immediate vaccine needed

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

Vaccine manufacturer

Vaccine type

PHE advice

Sinopharm

COVID-19 vaccine

BIBP

BBIBP-CorV

If vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses:

• provide 1 dose of UK approved vaccine 8 weeks after previous dose

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

If vaccinated with 3 doses:

• no further immediate vaccine needed

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

 

Sinovac Biotech

CoronaVac

If vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses:

• provide 1 dose of UK approved vaccine 8 weeks after previous dose

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

If vaccinated with 3 doses:

• no further immediate vaccine needed

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced

 

 

Institute of India

Covishield

(identical to Astra Zeneca)

If partial vaccination:

• complete course with same vaccine if possible (or closest alternate) with at least 8 week interval from

previous dose

• if more than 8 weeks since first dose, complete course as soon as possible

 

If complete course given:

• no further immediate vaccine needed

• enrol for booster in UK if introduced