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Queries about covid vaccine administration code on patient records

Published 10/02/2021

We have had a number of patient queries about codes being applied to medical records which some of our patients are concerned is a recording of them receiving a covid vaccine when they have not yet received it. An example of the entry is below:

Administration of vaccine under patient specific direction (XaZ2P) - This PSD authorises administration of Covid-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine 0.5mls Intra-Muscular (IM) Injection or Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT 162b2 0.3mls Intra-Muscular (IM) Injection in accordance with Public Health England Immunisation against infectious disease Green Book and JCVI recommendations for the purpose of protection against COVID-19.

Please be reassured that this entry is not stating that you have had a vaccine but is a clinical authorisation for you to receive a vaccine when we start vaccinating your priority group. Please do not be concerned if this is not on your record as it is not required in all cases.