7 frequently asked question by International students about being vaccinated in the UK
As overseas education consultants in India, we have been receiving multiple queries about the current pandemic affecting education abroad. In an effort to help you all, we have answered a few most frequently asked questions by international students about being vaccinated in the UK. Read these and you’ll get answers for most of your questions:
Are international students eligible for vaccination in the UK?
Anyone above 18 years of age in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, irrespective of their nationality or immigration status.
Will international students have to pay for the vaccine?
No one has to pay for the COVID-19 vaccination in England, whether it’s the national students or the international ones.
Is registration with a GP required by international students for getting vaccinated?
Though registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, you can also request to book the COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.
What is the procedure for international students to get an NHS number?
International students will have to approach their local GP practice and tell them that they would like to register for the purpose of receiving the vaccine.
For international students who are not registered with a GP, will they be invited for their vaccination?
No. Students not registered with a GP will not be proactively contacted by a local NHS service. Students should register with a GP and for more information should read the NHS website.However, if student has received NHS treatment, they can book the vaccination appointments via the National Booking Service with their NHS number.
For international students who have received COVID-19 vaccination abroad but the same isn’t offered in England, what is the solution?
If the student has received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine overseas and the same is available in the UK, they should opt to get the same vaccine for their second dose.However, if the vaccine of their first dose isn’t available in the UK, they should opt for a similar alternative as per the advice available on the gov.uk website.
Which website to visit for more information?
For more information students can rely on authoritative websites like nhs.uk and gov.uk.
We hope this blog answered most of your queries. In case you have other doubts or need suggestion, you can always reach out to our career counsellors in Delhi. You can also read some of our other blogs where we have talked about different topics and for more information, call us on – +91-9899764422 / +91-9810133341