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Flu Vaccine / Covid Booster


In Edinburgh this year, if you are eligible for a flu vaccine, you will receive a letter. The letter will either give you an appointment, or instruct you to make an appointment using an online portal.
Over 50s, pregnant people, unpaid carers and those at risk due to existing health conditions will be offered a flu vaccine. You may also qualify for a flu vaccine because of the job that you do.

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Staying healthy, safe and cared for is more important now than ever before. Protecting yourself from flu this winter is one way to do this. And it’s quick, safe and easy.

To check if you are eligible for a flu vaccine, or for more information, go to www.nhsinform.scot/flu.
You may also be eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine this winter. If you are, you may be given both you flu and COVID vaccines at the same appointment. However, this will not always be possible, and you may have to attend two separate appointments. To find out more about the COVID boosters, visit NHS Inform


Keeping people safe and healthy is a priority, so before the vaccine is administered, a nurse will ask some questions to make sure it is safe to administer the vaccine. You will also be asked to sit for a short period after you have had your vaccine, to make sure that you are not experiencing any side effects.


Please do not go to your appointment if you are feeling unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, have recently tested positive for coronavirus, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of coronavirus.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, you can rearrange your appointment online, or call the Lothian helpline on 0300 790 6296 for assistance with re-booking.
To find out more about flu vaccines for children, visit the NHS Lothian website

The 2-5 year influenza (flu) vaccination programme has now begun

If your child is aged 2 years of age and above on the 1st September 2021, they will be invited, by letter, to one of the clinics that will be running over the coming weeks across the city. These clinics are being run by the Edinburgh Preschool Vaccination Team.

Please wait for your letter to arrive and if you need to change this appointment, then please contact the number that will be on the letter.

Children attending primary school will be offered vaccination within the school setting.

Further information can be found on https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu-vaccine/the-vaccines/the-child-flu-vaccine.

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We are currently updating all our patients contact numbers in order to contact you via text message which is a new service we are providing. You may receive a call from us to ask you to confirm your mobile telephone details.

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DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IN PERSON WITHOUT A PRE-ARRANGED APPOINTMENT.

NHS Scotland have advised all GP Practices and Hospitals to temporarily suspend all routine clinical work.

WE ARE STILL HERE TO DISCUSS AND ASSESS ANY WORRYING SYMPTOMS OR CONCERNS YOU HAVE AT THIS TIME AND IT IS IMPORTANT YOU ARRANGE A REVIEW IF SOMETHING IS WORRYING YOU.

We have adopted a 'phone first' approach which means that ALL patients will be spoken to by a member of the medical team before being offered a further review.

This means your problem may be dealt with by phone, video or in person at the practice.

Please see the 'Appointments' section for more information on the ways we are adapting our services.

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