Flu vaccinations will be managed slightly differently this year due to larger eligible groups and the requirement for social distancing. This means that you may not come to the surgery for your vaccination and instead may be invited to attend at another location.
If you are not in an eligible group and would still like to get the flu vaccination, you can pay a small fee to be immunised at most local pharmacies.
The following groups will be eligible for a free vaccination as detailed:
All pre-school children – The pre-school immunisation team will contact parents and guardians with an appointment at a community location.
Primary school children – All primary school children will be immunised at school. PLease note there is NO opportunity this year for missed vaccinations to be done in the GP surgery.
Children aged 12-17 in a clinical at risk category or living with someone on the Scottish COVID shielding register – Call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.
Aged 18-64 in a clinical at risk category – You are invited to call our flu booking line which is operating Mon-Fri between 12-4pm until 9th October on 0141 212 4764 to make an appointment here at the surgery. Please note this booking is only staffed between 12-4pm and will not operate after 9th October.
Pregnant women – you will be offered flu vaccination from Maternity services. Speak to your midwife for more information.
Aged 65 or over by 31.3.21 – you will receive an invite from the Health Board with a specific appointment at a community clinic. If you need to change your appointment please call 0141 2014180. Alternatively you can email [email protected] making sure to give your full name, Date of birth, Original appointment details (including date and venue), whether you are asking for a new appointment, and your mobile number (to allow you to get your new appointment by text).
Age 55-64 and not otherwise eligible – You will receive a letter with an appointment for a local community clinic during December and January.
Unpaid adult and young carers – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment. If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy. A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.
Household members of someone who is shielding – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment. If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy. A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.
Social Care Workers – If you are a social care worker providing personal care in adult care homes, children’s residential or secure care settings, you are eligible for a free vaccination. If not already offered through your workplace you can make an appointment with a participating pharmacy. A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.