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Should I have been given a piece of paper?

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coffeehound
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edited 28 December 2021 at 12:37PM in Coronavirus travel help & info
Had my third jab last week.  Although I was given a piece of paper he first two times, I did not recieve any this time.  The NHS are still texting me to get a booster so appear unaware on that system at least that I've had it.  Is there a danger that it has been lost to the system and I won't be able to prove vaccination status?
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  • Torry_Quine
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    The text seems to be sent out en mass whether the recipient has had the booster or not. 
    I've never been given a piece of paper after a vaccination.
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  • Thrugelmir
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    Text alerts are going to everyone. The NHS App will have a record of your vaccination status. If you need to evidence it. 
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    As above, it's on your NHS records. No one will accept a piece of paper as evidence of anything.
  • FatherTireseus
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    As Torry_Quine says, the texts are going out to all and sundry whether you've had a booster or not.

    When you say 'piece of paper' what exactly were you referring to?  When I had my booster I got a card with the details of the specific vaccine I'd had, plus an information leaflet about the vaccine.

    The booster also showed up in my NHS app within a few days, although I am guessing it might take a bit longer at this time of year with bank holidays, staff on leave etc.
  • cx6
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    As above, it's on your NHS records. No one will accept a piece of paper as evidence of anything.
    Not even a bit of paper that says '£10' on it proving there is £10 of gold somewhere backing it? :)
  • eskbanker
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    cx6 said:
    As above, it's on your NHS records. No one will accept a piece of paper as evidence of anything.
    Not even a bit of paper that says '£10' on it proving there is £10 of gold somewhere backing it? :)
    That too, now that the old paper notes have been superseded by the polymer ones....
  • coffeehound
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    Thanks all, that's reassuring
  • rufford155
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    As above, it's on your NHS records. No one will accept a piece of paper as evidence of anything.
    That's not quite true is it.
    You can get your NHS covid pass by email as a printable PDF and we have used our twice going abroad.
    Much easier than fiddling with phones at check in.
    And it now shows all three jabs.
  • Ganga
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    As above, it's on your NHS records. No one will accept a piece of paper as evidence of anything.
    That's not quite true is it.
    You can get your NHS covid pass by email as a printable PDF and we have used our twice going abroad.
    Much easier than fiddling with phones at check in.
    And it now shows all three jabs.
    Yes but it is an OFFICIAL piece of paper  :)
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  • J_B
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    When we went for our boosters (mid Nov), the nurse wrote the details on the bottom of the little blue card that I'd had since February
    The guy who did Mrs B gave no written confirmation - just saying that the info would be on the NHS app in due course

    We also had the generic text on Sunday evening
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