The Winter Vaccination Programme 2021
The way you will get your flu vaccine this year has changed.
People aged 70 or over will now be sent a letter by the national booking system with details of an appointment at a vaccination centre.
From now on, GP practices will not administer the Flu jab. Across Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships are taking on this role in line with the GP Contract agreed by BMA Scotland on behalf of Scottish GPs. This change has been agreed to relieve pressure on GP practices. As a result your local practice will not offer any flu vaccinations or handle any booking queries for people in eligible groups.
Instead, the flu vaccine will be delivered by the four Health and Social Care Partnerships in Lothian – East Lothian; Midlothian; Edinburgh and West Lothian.
If you require further information or you need to rearrange your appointment, please contact the helpline on your appointment invitation or the local enquiry line on 0300 790 6296.
Please do not contact the surgery.
You can find out more on the websites of the Health and Social Care Partnerships or on NHS Inform.
Out of Hours and Emergencies
NHS24 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call NHS24 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS24 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999
The surgery will be closed on the following dates, should you require medical assistance on any of these days please contact NHS24 on 111 or 999 in an emergency.
· Friday 2nd April 2021
· Monday 5th April 2021
· Monday 3rd May 2021
· Monday 20th September 2021
· Monday 27th December 2021
· Tuesday 28th December 2021
· Monday 3rd January 2022
· Tuesday 4th January 2022
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