Medical exemptions for the covid-19 vaccination are available for a small number of patients.
The possible reasons for exemptions are limited. Examples that might be reasons for a medical exemptions are;
- People receiving end of life care where vaccination is not in the persons best interests.
- People with learning disabilities, autism or a combination of impairments which mean that vaccination and testing result in distress and who cannot be vaccinated through reasonable adjustments such as an accessible environment.
- A person with severe allergies to ALL currently available vaccines.
Those who have an adverse reaction to the first dose (for example, myocarditis)
How to apply for and receive your COVID Pass when you’re unable to be vaccinated
A carer can apply on your behalf.
- Phone the NHS COVID Pass service on 119 to ask for an NHS COVID Pass medical exemptions application form.
Return your application form to the GP or relevant clinician stated on the form.
Your application will be clinically reviewed by your doctor, specialist or midwife. Your GP, specialist or midwife may ask to speak with you if needed, but you won’t need to book this when you submit your application.
If you get a medical exemption you can use the domestic NHS COVID Pass wherever you need to. The pass won’t show others that you have a medical exemption, just that you have the NHS COVID Pass.