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FACE MASKS

If you are attending the surgery for an appointment, we would be grateful if you could wear a face covering or mask. Our staff wear a mask to protect you and you can help protect us and other patients in the waiting room by wearing a face covering or masks.  We thank you for your co operation.

 

FLU Vaccine How to book

When will I get my vaccinations?

People aged 65 and over are due to receive a letter, email or text (depending on how they’ve asked to be contacted) inviting them for their winter vaccinations.

The winter vaccinations for over 65s will begin on 19 September and you should receive your invite no later than 13 September.

Appointments for all other groups will be made available as the programme progresses – people in those groups should wait until they are contacted or called forward.

Where will I get my vaccination?

Vaccinations are being delivered at vaccination clinics across Lothian.

If you receive an invite to an appointment at a time or location which is inconvenient for you, you can rearrange this via the online booking portal or by calling the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.
Who should I call if I don't get a letter or can't attend my scheduled appointment?
If you need any assistance, you can call the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013. More information is also available online (for those with internet access) at www.nhsinform.scot/winter-vaccines

Where can I find the latest information?

Here at NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/winter-vaccines

NHS Lothian also has information for the public on their website: https://www.nhslothian.scot/HealthInformation/Immunisation/WinterVaccination/Pages/default.aspx

For advice for patients in other languages or formats, please visit NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/contact-us

Website and social media content:

If helpful, we have complied a short script that can be used on websites and social media channels to advise the public of the current status of the programme:

Winter vaccinations 2022

The Scottish Government has announced that people aged 65 and over will be first in line for their winter vaccinations.

Texts, emails or letters with appointment times are being issued to those aged 65 and over in Lothian and will arrive no later than 13 September.

Appointments for all other priority groups will be made available as the programme progresses – people in those groups should wait until they are contacted or called forward.

If you’re not sure if your eligible for the flu vaccination and/or the COVID-19 winter booster, you can check this via NHS Inform. You can also contact the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 for assistance.

More information on the winter vaccination programme can be found at NHS Inform and on NHS Lothian’s website.


VACCINATION INFORMATION

Who will do my vaccinations from now? It will be The Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership.

Where will my vaccinations be? These will be done at site designed to vaccinate large numbers of people. You will NOT get your flu, Shingles, Pneumococccal or COVID vaccine at the GP surgery

When will it be? - The larger sites will be arranging appointments

For Travel health and travel vaccines from 1st April 2022 . Patients and the public in the first instance should be referred to https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home

Those at risk can self refer to the NHS Lothian travel clinic at the Western General Hospital or one of the many private, charity, or NHS travel clinics in Lothian which can be found here  https://www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory/health-and-wellbeing-services?sortdir=Asc&svctype=51    Visit www.nhsinform.scot to find out more.

Community Pharmacies Offering Flu Vaccinations

The priority groups which can access flu vaccination from community pharmacy  are:

Adults over 65 years

18- 64 years in at risk categories defined in the CMO letter

Pregnant women

Unpaid carers

Living with someone who has been shielding

Community pharmacies will also continue to offer private flu vaccinations to those who do not meet the NHS criteria or do not wish to wait if they are likely to be in the later cohorts.

 

LEITH Pharmacy  7 Great Junction Street EH6 5HX

LEITH PHARMACY

BOOTS UK LTD

7 Great Junction St

14 CAMERON TOLL CENTRE 6 LADY ROAD EDINBURGH

BOOTS UK LTD101-103 PRINCES STREET EDINBURGH
BOOTS UK LTD46-48 SHANDWICK PLACE EDINBURGH
BOOTS UK LTDUNIT 16,MULTREES WALK,EDINBURGH
BRISTO SQUARE PHARMACYUNIVERSITY OF ED'BURGH 6 BRISTO SQUARE EDINBURGH
BOOTS UK LTD28-30 NEWINGTON ROAD EDINBURGH
BOOTS UK LTD6 ST PATRICK STREET EDINBURGH
LINDSAY & GILMOUR CHEMIST18-20 COMISTON ROAD EDINBURGH
LLOYDS PHARMACY129 BRUNTSFIELD PLACE EDINBURGH
PATON & FINLAY177 BRUNTSFIELD PLACE EDINBURGH
OMNICARE PHARMACY2 HOME STREET EDINBURGH
LINDSAY & GILMOUR CHEMIST37 MOREDUN PARK ROAD EDINBURGH
RIGHT MEDICINE PHARMACY45 FORREST ROAD EDINBURGH
WELL PHARMACY55A MAYFIELD ROAD EDINBURGH
LORIMER PHARMACY153 MORNINGSIDE ROAD EDINBURGH
RIGHT MEDICINE PHARMACY142 MARCHMONT ROAD EDINBURGH
NEWINGTON PHARMACY46-48 CLERK STREET EDINBURGH
OMNICARE PHARMACY2 FOUNTAINHALL ROAD EDINBURGH
RIGHT MEDICINE PHARMACY67 HIGH STREET EDINBURGH
OMNICARE PHARMACY102 WALTER SCOTT AVENUE EDINBURGH
HONEY PHARMACY105 BROUGHTON STREET EDINBURGH

 

They will also be able to offer to the over 55 years cohort when this is phased in depending on vaccine availability.



 
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