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Proof of vaccination for those age 12 and upwards
Posted on 15 Dec 2021
As of 13th December, fully vaccinated patients aged 12 and upwards can request proof of vaccination via 119 or the internet and a paper copy will be posted which conforms to the EU standards for the EU covid pass. There will be a QR code printed for each vaccine, and it will have a validity period of 30 days. The document may need to be ordered again if a foreign trip is planned after the date of expiry
If 16 or over, patients can get a digital pass via the NHS app as well. This route isn't open to 12–15-year-olds yet but a digital solution should be available in the new year we've heard today.
To get the pass look here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
and the direct link to get the paper copy is here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/
Since formally joining the EU scheme in November 2021 we have been sharing certificate keys via the EU gateway which is why the paper copies now feature the EU's QR code. Letters sent prior to November relied on old fashioned anti-forgery techniques based on printing technology and were not digitally signed.