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From Monday 17th May the NHS App can be downloaded to your phone to provide your COVID vaccination status.

As part of the NHS APP set-up you create an NHS login. When this is step is complete the NHS APP will ask you for a Linkage Key and Account Number provided by your GP practice. You can bypass this step if you only want your Covid vaccine records.

The linkage key and account are associated with online access to your medical records.

Once your NHS login has been verified, the NHS APP will use your NHS Number (if you allow it) to either look-up the linkage key (If you already have online access to your medical records) or automatically generate a linkage key for you if you do not.

When set-up, as well as checking your COVID status you will be able to order prescriptions and make appointments (when available).