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Influenza Vaccinations during Covid Pandemic 2020 2021

Who is eligible?

For this information please follow link to NHS Inform:

Where will I get my Vaccination?

Due to these unprecedented times it has been agreed throughout Scotland that GP practices will struggle to safely vaccinate the increased numbers of patients getting flu vaccinations while following Covid-19 precautions for the safety of patients and staff.

In Glasgow it has been agreed that all children and all over 64 year old patients will be vaccinated by the Health Board/HSCP. GP practices have been asked to consider if their buildings are suitable to be able to vaccinate the at risk 18-64 year olds. Having risk assessed our building we don’t think we could safely run a flu immunisation clinic from within while still seeing our normal patients and keeping patients sufficiently distanced. The practice has therefore organised with the HSCP to use the same facilities as the HSCP for vaccinating the over 65s and our staff will be assisting the HSCP to vaccinate patients in the area.

The HSCP has secured the use of Milngavie Town Hallto vaccinate patients in the Bearsden and Milngavie area. Milngavie Town Hall is right opposite Milngavie Train Station. Nearby car parks include the Station car park as well as Tesco car park.

How do I book my appointment?

If you will be over 65 (by 31st march 2021).

You will be sent an individual letter with a date and time. It is important you attend on this date and time (unless you are symptomatic of Covid-19, quarantining or self isolating when it is vital you do not attend). These letters are being sent nationally and unfortunately the practice has no ability to influence them. We have been instructed not to give flu vaccinations opportunistically and won't have any stock.

If you need to change your appointment please call 0141 201 4180. Alternatively you can email making sure you 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).

If you are between 18 and 65 and in an at risk category

We are being allocated slots on Mondays and Fridays at Milngavie Town Hall. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment. We hope to be able to allow patients to start booking these appointments from Friday 18th September with the first flu clinic at Milngavie Town Hall being on Friday 25th September 2020.

If you are in another eligible cohort

Children aged 12 - 17 in a clinical at risk category or living with someone on the Scottish COVID shielding register can call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.

Pregnant women will be offered the flu vaccination from Maternity services. Speak to your midwife for more information.

If you are a social care worker providing personal care in adult care homes, children's residential or secure care setting, you are eligible for a free vaccination. If not already offered through your workplace you can make an appointment with a participating pharmacy.

Those in other eligible cohorts (carers and those in households with someone on the Scottish COVID shielding register) can make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.

If you are between 55 and 64 and not in an at risk category

These vaccinations are not planned till December when the Scottish Government has a better idea of available vaccines.

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