Non-UK nationals are entitled to free COVID vaccines at walk in clinics

We have heard reports that some overseas people have been refused the vaccination at walk in centres in Milton Keynes.
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You DO NOT need an NHS number or proof of GP registration to receive your vaccination. You shouldn't be denied vaccination on this basis. Everyone over the age of 18 is entitled to free:

  • testing for COVID-19 (even if the test shows they do not have COVID-19)
  • treatment for COVID-19, including for a related problem called multisystem inflammatory syndrome that affects some children
  • vaccination against COVID-19.

No immigration checks are needed for overseas visitors if they are only tested, treated or vaccinated for COVID-19.

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Local outreach services are available in some areas to provide COVID-19 vaccination to those who are eligible but have difficulties accessing vaccination.

If you have an NHS number, you can find it through this online tool.

Are you from overseas and have been wrongly denied the COVID vaccine, treatment of testing?

Contact us to share your experience. We can pass your feedback on to make sure that the people in charge of COVID care in Milton Keynes treat everyone fairly.  

You can also contact the NHS England’s customer contact centre.

Find out more about migrant health and COVID-19 


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