Second dose of the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination is vital for maximum protection.
If you have had the first part of your life-saving COVID-19 vaccination, it’s absolutely vital that you take up the offer of the second part which is now due for everyone 8 weeks after the first dose.
Vaccinations offer the best protection against coronavirus and are hugely important in helping us to lead a more normal life as restrictions begin to ease. The second dose gives everyone the strongest possible protection against COVID-19, so it’s crucial that you take up this offer as soon as you are invited.
More than 623,000 people are now fully vaccinated having received the second part of their vaccination.
Recent evidence shows that some people are mistakenly thinking that they are vaccinated with just one dose, but a second jab is vital. Remember, the most effective protection comes from having both doses of the vaccine, so it’s important you do not put off your appointment for your second jab if you have already had your first.
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How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS APP from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.