The UK has been one of the most successful countries in administrating vaccination doses to not only its citizens but all people who reside within her territories. Anyone who is above the age of 18 can register for a jab without paying for it, irrespective of their nationality and immigration status. So, if you are facing difficulty getting vaccinated in your home country, the UK is welcoming you with open arms!
Traffic light system by the UK for COVID 19
The UK has established a traffic light system, wherein, they have bifurcated countries into 3 categories. These are, red list countries (with a large number of COVID 19 cases), amber list countries (with a less but significant number of cases) and green list countries (with few or no COVID 19 cases). Anyone going to the UK from red or amber list countries need to quarantine themselves in either government approved hotels or private accommodation. Moreover, they need to get their COVID 19 test done on their arrival. Fortunately, most universities are providing quarantine reimbursement to international students and covering the expense of the tests as well.
How can International Students register for COVID 19 vaccination?
International students can either register through National Booking Service, through their NHS number or even as an unregistered individual through your local GP (general practitioner). If you have your spouses or any other dependents with you, they can also register themselves for a dose. If you do not have your NHS number, you can get register here.
Which vaccination doses are available in the UK?
The UK has four vaccines approved for use: Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Novavax and Janssen; three of which require two doses for maximum protection. Though you cannot choose the vaccination, all adults under the age of 40 and pregnant individuals will get Pfizer or Moderns. They are being administered through local GP practices, community pharmacies, vaccination centres and hospital hubs.
What are vaccination passports?
The UK is providing NHS COVID 19 passes to people who have been fully vaccinated. If the students have received the pass, they can attend nightclubs and for travel purposes by September end. However, students are not required to hold the pass for attending their classes.
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The article has been inspired by a BBC article.