Astra Zeneca vaccine and Travel Information




Some of you may have heard about possible problems with international travel and certain batches of Astra Zeneca vaccines. We want to reassure all patients that people who have received vaccinations from batches manufactured in India, have had EXACTLY the same vaccine as people who received the batches made elsewhere. Please do not think that you are less protected - this is not the case.

With regards to travel, we have had re-assurance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) - to reassure people that "an administrative hurdle" will be "straightened out in due course”.

You can check whether your vaccination was an Indian Astra Zeneca vaccine by either:

  • looking at your vaccination card for batch numbers 4120Z001, 4120Z002 or 4120Z003. The vaccination could have been given at ANY vaccination centre.
  • or by looking on your NHS App for your vaccination information, where the batch numbers are also recorded.

It has been reported that nine European countries - Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Estonia and Switzerland - will accept the India-made version of the AstraZeneca vaccination. We do not have any more information about foreign travel at present so please keep checking the Government website for more information.

Published: Jul 9, 2021