Your vaccination status is a record of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've received in Scotland or the Common Travel Area (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland).
You can request a vaccine status if you're aged 12 and over. Those under the age of 12 will not be eligible for a vaccine status.
You may be asked to provide your status when you're travelling abroad or attending certain venues or events.
How to access your COVID status
You can access your COVID Status through the free NHS Scotland Covid Status app on a mobile device. For example, a smartphone.
You can also download or request a copy of your vaccination status online or by phoning the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565.
Those aged 12 to 17 can only download or request a copy online or via the helpline. They cannot use the app.
Request your vaccination status letter online
You can view your record and request a paper copy of your vaccination status online by logging in using your unique username and password.
Your username can be found in your coronavirus vaccination appointment letter. You can use this to register and create your own password.
If you have never received a unique username, you can sign up for one by using the 'recover username' option.
If you have lost or forgotten your username or password, you can create new ones by selecting the 'recover username' or 'forgotten your password' options.
Once you have signed in, you should select 'vaccination status' which will allow you to view and request a paper copy of your coronavirus vaccination record letter. Please allow at least 14 days for your vaccination status letter to arrive in the post.
Request your vaccination status letter over the phone
You can also get a copy of your vaccine status by phoning the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565.
The helpline is open every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Please request your record online if possible.
Will my booster dose shown on my vaccination status?
At this time, only your first and second dose will show on your vaccination status, even if you've had a third primary dose or booster dose.
If you were vaccinated as part of an official clinical trial in Scotland, you should have received a letter confirming this.
If you have not received a letter, contact your clinical trial site.
More information for clinical trial participants
Vaccination status for children
Vaccination status letters are not available for children under the age of 12.
If you're travelling abroad, your child may need to show a negative test result. Check the entry requirements for the country you're visiting.
Lost your vaccination status letter
If you lose your paper copy of vaccination status, you should make another request online or phone the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565 for a replacement. You should receive your copy within 14 days of requesting it.
Incorrect vaccination records
If any data on your Vaccination Status Record is incorrect, you should phone the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. The helpline can only resolve issues in relation to vaccinations administered in Scotland.
You do not need middle name(s) for status reports or international travel. If your address on your status is out of date you can still use it for international travel, providing your name and date of birth are correct.
Vaccination status in the Common Travel Area (other parts of the UK and Ireland, including Channel Islands and Isle of Man)
If you are a Scottish resident and have received one or more doses of a coronavirus vaccine elsewhere in the Common Travel Area, you can request an update to your coronavirus vaccination record.
If you were vaccinated in England
If you cannot get your complete vaccination certificate due to receiving a vaccination dose in England, it is recommended that you:
- attempt to contact the vaccination location where you received this dose
- ensure that your residential Scottish postcode has been recorded next to this vaccination
This will make your vaccination record eligible for a daily cross-border data transfer into Scottish healthcare systems. Once this process has started, your vaccination record will be brought up to date in a few days.
If you are still unable to get your completed vaccination certificate 7 days after completing this step, you should phone the COVID Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565, and they will be able to assist you.
Vaccination status in other international countries
If you've become a Scottish resident and you've received one or more doses of a coronavirus vaccine internationally (outside of the common travel area), the process of getting your vaccination status may also be different.