How to check the AstraZeneca vaccine code as a batch made in India may prevent travel to the EU – .

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How to check the AstraZeneca vaccine code as a batch made in India may prevent travel to the EU – .


There are three AstraZeneca jab lot numbers that may prevent Brits vaccinated with it from vacationing in the EU – but how can you check if yours is on the list?
Up to five million people could be barred from traveling abroad due to the non-recognition of certain versions of the jab by the bloc’s passport system, it was reported yesterday.

The government has denied that Covishield vaccines – a brand made at the Serum Institute in India – were administered in the UK.

Three people interviewed by The Telegraph said their vaccine lot number matches those allegedly made in India, which have not been cleared by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Although a spokesperson for No 10 dismissed the claims as ‘completely false’, the news raised concerns that some vaccinated Britons might not be eligible for travel to the EU.

Fortunately, there is a way to check if the vaccine you have received is from one of the lot numbers in question.

How do I verify my batch number?



Three lot numbers have been reported as affected by the rules

Three batches of the AstraZeneca vaccine were reportedly manufactured in India: 4120Z001 , 4120Z002 and 4120Z003 .

The lot numbers should be indicated on the vaccination card you received at the appointment for your first dose.

They can also be verified through the NHS app, by clicking on ‘Get your NHS Covid Pass’.

What is the government saying?



The government dismissed the allegations as “completely false”

Boris Johnson on Friday played down travel issues and insisted he was “very confident” the UK was on its way to an international holiday. He said earlier this week that the double vaccination would be “a liberator” for travel.

A spokesperson for No10 said: “No Covishield vaccine has been given in the UK.

“All AstraZeneca vaccines administered in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS Covid Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency has cleared this vaccine and we are confident that travel will not be affected.

“All doses used in the UK have undergone rigorous safety and quality controls, including individual batch testing and physical site inspections, by the drug regulatory body, the MHRA.

“The EU Covid-19 digital certificate is currently only available to EU citizens or third country nationals staying or legally residing in the EU.

“Ensuring safe and open travel with our global partners is a clear priority and we are committing the European Commission to certification. “

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