AstraZeneca (Covidshield) Vaccine Queries

We have received a number of queries relating to Covid AstraZeneca batch numbers 4120Z001, 4120Z002 and 4120Z003 following the suggestion by the media that individuals vaccinated with these batch numbers would be prohibited from travelling to Europe under the vaccine passport scheme. The only difference in the above listed batches from other AZ vaccines given in the UK being they were manufactured in India rather than within Europe.

A Government spokesperson said: “The government has confirmed that no ‘Covidshield’ vaccines have been administered in the UK and that all AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK (including those appearing in the batches listed at the top of this post) appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria.

The NHS COVID Pass is the digital version of individuals’ proof of COVID-19 vaccine status, which has been available for international travel since May. The European Medicines Agency has authorised this vaccine and the Government is confident that travel will not be affected. The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is currently for EU citizens only, or third country nationals legally staying or resident in the EU.

Information for patients about how to get an online or paper version of the NHS COVID Pass is on the NHS website.”

The link for this can be found below: – NHS COVID Pass