Special Swindon clinics allow overseas covid jabs to be added to NHS records

By Barrie Hudson - 21 November 2022

Health

Swindon Borough Council has joined forces with the NHS to host Overseas Vaccination Validation Clinics.

This service enables people to book appointment to show evidence of covid vaccinations received outside of England, and have those jabs added to their NHS record. 

To be eligible, people must be registered with a GP and have an NHS number.

Attendees must also bring original copies of their vaccination records and must have valid proof of ID - a passport or driving licence only. 

If they are unable to provide these, they should not book an appointment as the team are unable to add the vaccines onto a NHS record without them.

The Overseas Vaccination Validation Clinics will be taking place at Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1HE on the following dates: Friday, 25 November and  Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Appointments for the 25 November clinic can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overseas-vaccination-validation-clinic-swindon-25112022-tickets-466306875417

Appointments for the 14 December clinic can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overseas-vaccination-validation-clinic-swindon-14122022-tickets-467426233447

Due to demand, walk-ins will not be possible.

The service is open to those who are aged 5 years old or over and have an NHS number. They must also have received one of the following vaccinations outside of England:

- Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP)

- Bharat Biotech (Covaxin)

- CanSino (Convidecia)

- Gamaleya (Sputnik V)

- Institute of India (Covishield)

- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

- Moderna (Spikevax)

- Nuvaxovid (Novavax)

- Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)

- Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)

- Serum Institute of India (Covovax)

- SinoVac (CoronaVac)

For people who have received a Sinopharm vaccine, the evidence must show that it was manufactured by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products (BIBP). If the Sinopharm vaccine evidence shows a different manufacturer or does not say who made it, the recipient is not eligible to book an appointment.

People can only book for someone else, such as their child or someone they care for, if they have the person's consent. They will need to enter the person's details when booking.

If a persons for someone aged 18 or over, they must attend the appointment. If they book for somebody under 18, the person aged under 18 does not have to attend the appointment if if the person who made the booking attends instead.

Children under 16 cannot attend an appointment on their own. They must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible person aged 18 years old or over.

Each appointment should take 10 to 15 minutes, and patients are asked to arrive on time and with all necessary documents.

There is a pay and display car park next to Sanford House on Sanford Street. There are also a limited number of disabled bays directly outside of Sanford House on Sanford Street. 

Swindon town centre bus stops are in close walking proximity to Sanford House. 

People with no NHS number or GP can find out how to register with a GP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overseas-vaccination-validation-clinic-swindon-25112022-tickets-466306875417 Appointments for the 14 December clinic can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overseas-vaccination-validation-clinic-swindon-14122022-tickets-467426233447 Due to demand, walk-ins will not be possible. The service is open to those who are aged 5 years old or over and have an NHS number. They must also have received one of the following vaccinations outside of England: - Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP) - Bharat Biotech (Covaxin) - CanSino (Convidecia) - Gamaleya (Sputnik V) - Institute of India (Covishield) - Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) - Moderna (Spikevax) - Nuvaxovid (Novavax) - Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) - Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) - Serum Institute of India (Covovax) - SinoVac (CoronaVac) For people who have received a Sinopharm vaccine, the evidence must show that it was manufactured by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products (BIBP). If the Sinopharm vaccine evidence shows a different manufacturer or does not say who made it, the recipient is not eligible to book an appointment. People can only book for someone else, such as their child or someone they care for, if they have the person's consent. They will need to enter the person's details when booking. If a persons for someone aged 18 or over, they must attend the appointment. If they book for somebody under 18, the person aged under 18 does not have to attend the appointment if if the person who made the booking attends instead. Children under 16 cannot attend an appointment on their own. They must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible person aged 18 years old or over. Each appointment should take 10 to 15 minutes, and patients are asked to arrive on time and with all necessary documents. There is a pay and display car park next to Sanford House on Sanford Street. There are also a limited number of disabled bays directly outside of Sanford House on Sanford Street. Swindon town centre bus stops are in close walking proximity to Sanford House. People with no NHS number or GP can find out how to register with a GP at https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/">https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-surgery/

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