Flu Vaccination 2020
There will be no Flu Vaccination offered within the practice premises for the 2020/21 season.
We had to come to this difficult decision because we are unable to maintain safe social distancing for our patients within our premises. We appreciate that this will cause inconvenience for our patients, however the decision has been made purely for the safety of our staff and patients alike.
All Flu Vaccinations for our eligible practice population will now be offered by the HSCP (Health and Social Care Partnership)
We have been told that HSCP Flu clinics will commence fairly soon and that eligible patients will receive a letter offering them a date and time for their appointment. Please note this will be an appointment only service and patients should not arrive unless they have a confirmed appointment letter. Please try and stick to your offered appointment as there is very limited capacity to rearrange your appointment. You may be offered an appointment at either Community Centre for Health Partick, Maryhill Health Centre or Woodside Health Centre. The practice has no control over this process and please do not contact Reception as we won’t have anything more to suggest.
Cohorts by Age:
Child aged 6 months to 2 years with a health condition
Children in at risk cohorts will be identified and the local Pre-School Immunisation Team will contact the parent/guardian with an allocated appointment for their child. The team are currently appointing all identified children to routine clinics as a priority. If you have not received an invite then please contact the childhood flu line 01412014190
Child aged 2 to 5 (not yet at school)
All parents/carers of 2-5 year olds will receive a letter with an allocated appointment in the next 8-10 weeks. Parents / carers who need to rearrange their child’s appointment should call 01412014190.
Primary school aged children
All primary school aged children will have received a consent pack to take home when schools returned in August and parents/carers are asked to complete and return completed consent forms to school within seven days. Flu immunisation sessions will be delivered in 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 / guardian can arrange an appointment for their immunisation. Enquiries about vaccinations for school age children can be directed by telephoning 0141-532-8768
If an appointment needs to be rearranged, the parent / guardian should call 0141 201 4190
12 to 17 years old with a health condition, young carers and household contacts of those who are shielding. 12 to 17 year olds in these categories (or their parent/carer) should telephone 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment for their flu vaccination. Individuals will be identified from national systems and receive a letter advising them to make an appointment; there will also be the ability to self declare.
18-64 year old with a health condition
Individuals in this group eligible for flu vaccination will be contacted by the HSCP in due course. Once again this will be an appointment only service.
All pregnant women will be offered flu from maternity services. If you have a patient who is pregnant, please direct them to their midwife for more information about getting a flu vaccination.
65 years old and over
All 65+ will receive a letter with an allocated appointment. Patients who need to rearrange, or who have not received an appointment by the end of October, can contact 0141 201 4180. Alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include with your email the following details:
Your name, CHI (if known), Date of birth, original appointment date and venue (if received), any change to appointment needed and your mobile number.
You should only contact this number if you want to change your appointment. Patients are being invited by by date of birth and in alphabetical order, so it is likely that patients from the same household will be given appointments on different days. Patients will not be vaccinated if you attend without an appointment. As far as possible please keep to the allocated appointment.
If you are housebound and are unable to attend your appointment then please contact the practice or directly phone 01412014180 to advise that you will not be attending. The practice will inform the Community Vaccination team who will offer a vaccination at your home.
55 - 65 year old
This group will receive information about how they will receive their vaccination within the next 8-10 weeks.
Unpaid carers and those living with people shielding
You will be eligible for free flu vaccine if you are a social care worker of any age employed by local authorities, private providers and third sector organisations. If you live in the same household as someone who has previously been advised to shield to protect them from Co-Vid 19, you can now get the free flu vaccine. Those aged 18-64 should make an appointment with one of the participating Community Pharmacies.