NHS England confirm international students eligible for free vaccination in the UK
23 July 2021
NHS England have confirmed that international students will be eligible to recieve a free COVID-19 vaccination whilst studying in the UK.
Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. The COVID-19 vaccination is free of charge and does not count as the kind of care that requires payment.
International students should be encouraged to register with a GP and get an NHS number. Students who are not registered with a GP will not be proactively contacted by a local NHS service and are encouraged to register with a GP via nhs.uk/register.
UK universities are currently planning and working towards a full return to face-to-face teaching from the start of Autumn Term in September 2021 and it isn't too late to begin your UCAS application.
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