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FLU VACCINATION UPDATE
Posted on 28 Aug 2020
Flu Vaccination Update
We are approaching flu vaccination season and we are starting to plan how we are going to deliver this –due to the coronavirus pandemic our approach will be somewhat different this year.
You may have heard that flu vaccination is being extended this year to everyone who will be 55 years of age by 31 March 2021; health and social care staff; and those who share a household with patients who are shielding. The usual at risk categories apply for those under 55 years of age and Scottish Government tell us if there is enough vaccine in stock once these groups are vaccinated, then all patients aged 50-54 will also be invited.
This means we expect to vaccinate approximately 1800 patients.
Our Flu Vaccination Day in the past has always been hugely successful in making sure as many patients as possible are vaccinated as early in the flu season as possible and this year we are putting additional measures in place to ensure we adhere to the new coronavirus rules that we are all learning to live with.
Flu Open Days will be held in Dalry Community Centre over three days – dates to be confirmed
Any patients who would struggle to attend on the Open Days will be offered alternative arrangements
Patients must bring their flu invitation with them or they cannot be vaccinated at this time
We expect our first supplies of flu vaccine will be delivered mid-September. To date there is no coronavirus vaccine. Pneumococcal vaccine and shingles vaccine is still available for those eligible.
We will be in touch with eligible patients shortly. Please do not contact the surgery regarding your flu vaccination in the meantime.
Thank you for your continued support.