COVID-19 Overseas Vaccination Resolution Service

If a person (aged 16 years or over) has received a COVID-19 vaccination overseas they can now book an appointment to speak to someone face to face to make sure that this is reflected in their NHS records,

In the UK, four coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are currently in use and can be added to GP records

  • Oxford/ AstraZeneca (Vaxzervria)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech ( Comirnaty)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)

Find out more about MHRA approval for these vaccines.

In the North East and North Cumbria, the NHS Nightingale North East is the site that they can do this, we are hoping that further sites will be available in the coming weeks .

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Overseas Vaccine Resolution Service?

The overseas vaccination clinic provides an opportunity to ensure that anyone (over 16) can show evidence of any COVID-19 Vaccinations outside of England. This is so the NHS can securely update your NHS records .

What do I need to do if my records need updating?

You will need to book an appointment here:

Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad - NHS ( Search registering vaccinations abroad. You can also book an appt by phoning 119 and asking for the Overseas programme. Please note - the appointment is for you, someone else can not come on your behalf. You must use the address you are registered with your GP and ensure they have the correct spelling of your name, sometimes the records will not update if your name does not match the HP records.

What times are available?

Monday and Tuesdays 12-4pm

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  4-7pm

Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm

Please note there are limited appointments, more will become available over time.

Where is the nearest centre in the North East and North Cumbria?

NHS Nightingale North East is next to the Nissan Offices in Sunderland. Use postcode SR5 3HX for satnav and follow the Nightingale North East signs when you are close. Parking is free. You can access the car park at Nightingale North East up to 30 minutes before appointment time. Our security staff will show you where to park.

What will I need to bring with me?

  • You will need to bring photo ID in the form of a passport or driving licence
  • You will also need a copy of your vaccination records showing where the vaccine was given, when it was given, what type of vaccine you had and proof of any first, second, booster or 4th dose.

What vaccines are you able to update on my records?

Oxford/ AstraZeneca (Vaxzervria), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) or Moderna (Spikevax). We are currently not able to update CoviShield.

What do I do when I get to my appointment?

You will need proof of your appointment – your booking reference or details

You will check in as an overseas patient at the vaccination desk.

If I have not had my booster, can I get that?

Yes, you can have your booster as long as the timings are correct to have it.

How long will I have to wait before my records are updated?

Your GP records will be updated three weeks from the day of your appointment. There are government central checks that are necessary, and this cannot be speeded up. If your records are still incorrect after three weeks please call 0191 8145680 and ask to speak to the person in charge.

If you have had your vaccination in one of the below countries and you have had Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen and Pfizer, we will be able to update your records.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic people's republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian federation, Russian federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, Yemen (South), Yemen (North), Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe