This year due to COVID19, the Flu Vaccine will be delivered differently from any other year.
Under government guidance, the practice will only vaccinate patients between the age of 18-64 in the 'at risk' category'. Eligible groups are below. All other patient cohorts will be vaccinated by another health professional team. Details of which are at the bottom of this page.
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission.
COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, interstital lung fibrosis, pneumonitis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Chronic Heart Disease
AF, Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individual requiring regular medication and/or follow up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic Neurological Disease
Type 1, Type 2 requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Liver Disease
Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
The vaccine for the 18-64 'At Risk' Group is now in stock. We would like to invite those patients within that group to make an appointment.
Please be aware there are large numbers of patients to vaccinate and we will only have limited capacity on a weekly basis but can ensure we will vaccinate everyone eligible within the flu season.
Patients aged 65 or over by 31/03/21 will be contacted by the HSCP via letter with details of an appointment. Please visit the link below for further details and transport links to the vaccination venue
Pregnant Women will be vaccinated by the Maternity Teams. Please contact your Midwifee for more information.
Children aged 6 months to 2 years with a health condition, will be contacted by the local Pre-School Immunisation Team with an allocated apppointment for their child.
Children age 2-5 will be vaccinated by the HSCP Childhood Teams. All parents/Carers will receive a letter with an allocated appointment in the next 8-10 weeks.
Children Primary 1-7 will be vaccinated at school from the beginning of October until Mid December. If a child misses their flu immunisation at school, for whatever reason, a flyer will be sent home with information about how the parent/carer can arrange an appointment.
Children 12 to 17 years old with a health condition, should call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment
Patients 55-64 (new cohort) will be vaccinated in the second phase and will be contacted in due course by the HSCP.
Please read the information below which stresses the importance of having a flu jab if you are over 65, are pregnant or have a long-term condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease etc.