Q&A: How do I show I’ve had a booster jab? UPDATE 19 November

Q: I’m double-jabbed and I’ve had my booster jab but it surely doesn’t present on the NHS Covid app, so how do I show I’ve had it?

UPDATE: 19 November

English holidaymakers will have the ability to present their booster jabs by way of the NHS Covid-19 app from in the present day Friday 19 November opening up journey to these nations that demand the third jab for entry.

UPDATE: 15 November

  • Well being Secretary, Sajid Javid, has hinted that the booster jab might properly seem on the NHS Covid go. “We’re wanting exhausting at it” he mentioned however made no dedication to timing. Extra particulars quickly
  • France would require proof of a booster jab for over 65s to enter many venues from December 15th 
  • Israel calls for two doses throughout the previous 180 days or a top-up jab


An increasing number of travellers are edging nearer to the expiry dates of their vaccinations. Some nations together with Croatia and Austria, are notably alert to this and can exclude entry to these folks whose vaccinations have expired.

Vaccinations are thought of to offer immunity for 270 days. Nonetheless, Austria has prolonged this to 360 days. Croatia will allow you to in for those who take a check on arrival and quarantine till a adverse check may be proven.

The booster jab would clear up that drawback however there isn’t a method of proving that you’ve got had it. At present, the NHS app doesn’t have a facility to point out this and there’s no acceptable documentation you may present both.

This solely turns into an issue when the nation you might be visiting stipulates that you just can’t enter after their expiry date. If extra nations resolve to place this measure into place then British holidaymakers trying to get away over the winter months might properly discover themselves excluded.

The irony is that after a whole lot of too-ing and fro-ing by the EU in regards to the validity of the NHS Covid go system, it has lastly been recognised EU-wide as proof of vaccination with AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer.

The choice to not embrace the booster jab on the NHS Covid go is perplexing and this was a choice taken by the Division of Well being. 

Clifton Maurice, a frequent traveller, is fearful that he shall be excluded if extra nations resolve to stick to closing dates. 

I’m now fearful about reserving something in case I’ve to cancel my journey plans as a result of I can’t show I’ve had my booster. It’s simply foolish that the booster jab is just not being proven on the NHS Covid app.

The Division of Well being says will probably be reviewing the scenario, and we’ll hold you posted.

20 feedback

Anne Hearn
Nov 7, 2021 – 6:58 pm

What’s the purpose of not having the ability to show the booster vaccination? It makes the entire state of affairs of getting the primary 2 vaccinations a waste of time if it’s important to journey? Let’s hope the federal government will enable the booster to be added to the NHS app very quickly!!


Nov 11, 2021 – 9:43 am

This doesn’t reply the query – we all know the app is ineffective – so HOW can we show we’he had a boster jab?


Victoria Leatham
Nov 12, 2021 – 2:18 pm

I echo the frustration of your correspondents however even worse , having rung 119 and brought an excellent twenty minutes to seek out an individual.. I used to be instructed it might take 14 days for the booster to be proven on the report.. because the DOH has not authorised this but , that is clearly nonsense!
Mass protest by way of e mail to The Minister? Who is aware of


Hayley Bickerton
Jan 19, 2022 – eight:44 am

Had my booster jab on the ninth December however obtained no card to say I’ve had it what now


Paul firth
Nov 12, 2021 – three:54 pm

IT ought to present on on the NHS app ,ridiculous that it doesnt


Trevor Webb
Nov 12, 2021 – 5:50 pm

Are you able to get a letter out of your physician on surgical procedure headed paper confirming the booster jab?


Peter and Valerie little
Nov 17, 2021 – 5:38 pm

Can I get hold of a booster affirmation for my self and associate we had our booster jabs at Brandon county Durham on 25th of October 2021


Sharron Livingston
Nov 19, 2021 – 10:48 am

Israel is permitting guests to enter if their vaccinations have been taken inside 180 days. Thereafter you have to present proof of your booster jab. From in the present day the booster jab will seem on the NHS app for the English and from 29 November for these dwelling in Wales.


chris plumb
Nov 13, 2021 – 9:11 am

One other instance of full incompetance by Boris and his cronies, but we the general public pay for it time and time once more. Why can’t we put off politicians and have seasoned enterprise professionals answerable for our nation for a change.


Nov 15, 2021 – 1:17 pm

We’re determined to get a proof of the booster as we’re travelling overseas in every week time and with out the booster proof we will not be granted entry! Why on Earth can’t we get such certificates??? It doesn’t make any sense


Stephen Pardy
Nov 15, 2021 – 2:46 pm

Really, It does present up on the NHS app for those who open your GP well being report after which choose ‘immunizations’. All three doses and the dates they got ought to then be recorded.

Why it’s so sophisticated I’ve no concept.


Sharron Livingston
Nov 15, 2021 – four:14 pm

Hello Stephen it wants to seem on the Covid Go too.


Granville Miller
Nov 16, 2021 – four:34 pm

That solely applies in case your GP has allowed entry to that space. Mine doesn’t. And it’s not authorised even then simply as the primary two weren’t


Nov 15, 2021 – 5:24 pm

In fact the app ought to present the booster jab and it’s recording may have been simply accommodated. It will solely feed conspiracy theories! Time is of the essence as France is together with the requirement from the 15th of December for entry to eating places and ski lifts for over 65’s and most of the people could have booked holidays by now. They already face disappointment and monetary loss. Maybe Boris is hoping to cancel Christmas once more! As to the suggestion of exhibiting the report of immunizations it is a non starter. France, for instance, requires proof by way of a bar code which needs to be scanned!


Nov 16, 2021 – 9:50 pm

My GP had no concept this was the case. The county NHS had no concept this was the case. I finally was given a quantity for individuals who take care of the methods and was instructed it wasn’t designed to report greater than the primary two doses.

Doable causes :

i) Incompetent IT workers. The large consultancy companies outsource work abroad, pay a pittance and cost the federal government a fortune for every hour. British youngsters are not actually into IT, regardless of it nonetheless being a really profitable subject to work in.

ii) Incompetent NHS administration. A very prime heavy organisation that has wandered removed from its goal of offering good medical care. Lagging farther and farther behind different industrialised nations, particularly in Europe, however costing increasingly more annually. A failed system.

iii) Incompetent authorities Regardless of the dangers of going early within the vaccine rollout we’ve now been overtaken by just about everybody else.


Pete Penrose
Nov 17, 2021 – 1:36 pm

All the above feedback are fully comprehensible. Incompetence s hardly the suitable phrase!
We get proof of it (or dishonesty, ignorance, indifference and so on) day by day, so we should always now be inured to it.


Graham Taylor
Nov 18, 2021 – 10:46 am

This won’t encourage folks to get the booster – if they can not present proof they’ve had one. Absolutely this must be proven on the COVID PASS.!!! Lets give this incentive to get extra folks to get the booster jab.


Roger Clark
Nov 19, 2021 – 9:33 am

I must journey to Israel however because of the non exhibiting of the booster jab has created main issues as a result of they’re very strict on covid vacs and digital proof. Any options can be apprecaited


Linda Pleasure Snapes
Jan 18, 2022 – 6:40 pm

I fairly agree, I learn that after we had the booster go away it for about 2 weeks and we may get the go from NHS I utilized for my husband and myself and so they despatched me precisely the identical certificates that i had for the primary 2 jabs, what it took to try this will need to have price cash what’s going on.


Pamela Savage
Jan 24, 2022 – three:14 pm

I had my booster jab in November, but it surely nonetheless doesn’t present that I’ve had it, this is identical for my husband who had his a number of weeks later. Nonetheless getting letters from the NHS saying that we have to have our booster jab. We each have our playing cards saying that we’ve had these, however nonetheless nothing is exhibiting up that we’ve had them.


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