WINTER VACCINATION PROGRAMME
Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
CATCH UP FLU CLINICS 60 -64
Open flu vaccination clinics are running for patients aged 60-64 (or born before 31.03.61) who have not yet had a flu vaccine. Please attend Kirkintilloch Town Hall on Sat 5th or Sun 6th Dec or Milngavie Town Hall on Sat 12th or Sun 13th Dec. Clinic times are 9.00am - 4.30pm.
The preferred time slot for Ashfield patients is Saturday 12th between 1.00 - 4.30pm. Although the clinics are running on a DROP IN basis, each practice has been given a preferred time slot to advise patients of in order to help manage attendance throughout.
Many Thanks - Team Ashfield
INFLUENZA IMMUNISATIONS - 2020
Please note that due to the Coronavirus, all patients aged 65 and above will NOT be vaccinated at the surgery this year. You will receive a letter advising where and when you will be vaccinated.
Patients aged between 18 and 64 who at risk will be vaccinated in the surgery. You will receive a letter asking you to phone in for an appointment.
Any other 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 woment 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.
55 - 64 and not in an at risk category - These vaccinations are not planned until the Scottish Government has a better idea of available vaccines.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY WITH ENQUIRIES ABOUT FLU PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR LETTER
Please click the link for the categories that are eligible for the flu vaccine this year