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Neilston Medical Centre

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FLU VACCINATION ARRANGEMENTS 2020/21

 

This year the practice will ONLY be vaccinating patients in the 18 – 64 At Risk Group


Chronic respiratory disease

Chronic heart disease

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic liver disease

Chronic neurological disease

Diabetes

Immunosuppression

Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

Morbid Obesity

Unpaid Carers

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS


Vaccination will be by appointment only at Glen Halls, Neilston on Saturday 24th October 2020.


DO NOT attend if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or displaying symptoms of the infection.

 

Patients should attend on their own. However, if thought essential, a dedicated person can attend with a patient.


DO NOT arrive more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to allow us to adhere to social distancing rules.


Please wear a Face Covering at all times


Clinicians will NOT be allowed to touch clothing - Attend in light/easily removable clothing.

 

 

PHASED APPROACH FOR OTHER AT RISK GROUPS


PHASE 1: OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2020


All patients aged 65 and over by 31.3.21 - Flu vaccinations will be organised and delivered by the Health Board – on Wednesdays at Glen Halls. Patients will receive a letter with an appointment date and time. Please phone the number on the letter if there is a problem with your appointment, do not phone the practice.


Housebound patients – District Nurses will administer the flu vaccination to housebound patients. Phase 1 will be delivered to the patients who are presently on the district nurse list. Phase 2 to all other housebound patients.


Pregnant Women - Flu vaccinations will be organised and delivered by the maternity services. Check with your named Midwife for details.


School children (Primary 1 – Primary 7) – will be vaccinated at school

2-5 year olds (not yet at school) – vaccinated by immunisation teams.


Secondary school children with at risk condition – vaccinated by schools/ community clinics.


Household members of those shielding - to be decided but likely to be community clinics or opportunistically by practice.

 

 

PHASE 2 FROM DECEMBER 2020


All those aged 55-64 years not otherwise eligible due to other risk factors: - Clinics will be organised by the Health Board and patients will receive a letter with an appointment date and time for later in the year.

Those aged 50 – 54 years not otherwise eligible due to other risk factors: - Still to be confirmed, Health Board will review in line with uptake rates and vaccine supply as the programme progresses.

 


WHAT IF I'M NOT IN ONE OF THE ELIGIBLE GROUPS?


If you're 16 years old, or over, and not in one of the eligible groups for the free flu immunisation, you can get the vaccine in many community pharmacies for a fee.

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