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No NHS number? No problem, you can still be vaccinated

Posted on: 11 January 2022

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK. This includes all migrants. It is your right to be protected from infectious diseases.

Millions of people have had their COVID-19 vaccination in the UK. It is safe and does not contain any animal or harmful ingredients and it’s the best way to prevent death or serious illness from COVID-19. 

It’s important to remember that you do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have an NHS number you can contact your local GP surgery to organise the vaccine or attend a COVID-19 vaccination walk-in centre or pop-up centre. 

Book your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

However, if you have an NHS number, when you are invited for your vaccine, we encourage you to attend. 

You will never be forced to have the COVID-19 vaccine and it does not affect your asylum or refugee status. No immigration checks are needed to get tested, treated, or vaccinated for COVID-19.
To have the best protection against COVID-19 you normally need to have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Once you have been vaccinated you will be given a card with information about your vaccine, if you can, take this card when you go for your second vaccination. If you are not given this card, please ask for one. 

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine in English and other languages: 

COVID-19 guide for older adults

COVID-19 vaccination for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding

COVID-19 easy read resources

Doctors of the World UK COVID-19 vaccination information