Some individuals are unable to be vaccinated. You can apply for proof that you have a medical reason why you should not be vaccinated or why you should not be vaccinated and tested.
If you get this proof of medical exemption, you’ll be able to use the NHS COVID Pass wherever you need to prove your COVID-19 status within England.
The possible reasons for exemptions are limited. Examples that might be reasons for a medical exemption are:
- people receiving end of life care where vaccination is not in the person’s best interests
- people with learning disabilities or autistic individuals, or people with a combination of impairments where vaccination cannot be provided through reasonable adjustments
- a person with severe allergies to all currently available vaccines
- those who have had an adverse reaction to the first dose (for example, myocarditis)
Other medical conditions could also allow you to get a medical exemption. Short-term exemptions will also be available for those with short-term medical conditions
To get a medical exemption you need to phone the NHS COVID Pass service on 119 to ask for an NHS COVID Pass medical exemptions application form.
COVID-19 medical exemptions: proving you are unable to get vaccinated – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)