COVID-19 vaccinations and booster jabs for people without an NHS number

Worried that you won't be able to get your COVID-19 booster jab without an NHS number? Here's what you need to know.
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We have been hearing from people without an NHS number that they are worried they won't be able to get their COVID-19 booster jabs this winter.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK

This includes all migrants.

Millions of people have had their COVID-19 vaccination in the UK.

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.

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.

See government guidance

If you need to speak to someone

Contact the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network:


Call 02086940323 from Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00PM to 5:00PM.

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