Flu Vaccination Program 2020
18-64 year old with a health condition
The practice will be administering the flu immunisation to all 18-65 year olds with a health condition. If you are eligible for a flu vaccine you will be contacted by the practice. We will be running two Saturday morning flu clinics. The first on Saturday October the 10th and the Second on Saturday the 7th of November. You will be able to phone an make an appointment at either of these now.
Child aged 6months 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 childhood flu line is 0141 201 4190
Children aged 2-5 (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. If you would like to rearrange this please phone the childhood flu line on 0141 201 4190
Primary school aged children
All primary aged school children will have completed consent forms delivered via the school. 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. This will not be via your GP.
For all children in the above three groups (aged 6 months to two years with a health condition and children agreed from two up to the end of primary school), we are asking parents/guardians to make every effort to attend their allocated appointment so that we can do everything possible to help maintain physical distancing at clinics and ensure that all children can be vaccinated ahead of this year's flu season.
GP practices will not be able to arrange appointments for your child. If an appointment needs to be rearranged you will need to contact 0141 201 4190.
12-17 years old with a health condition, young carers and household contacts of those who are shielding
12-17 year olds in this category or their parents should telephone 0141 532 8768 from the 23rd of September onwards to make an appointment for their flu vaccine. You will receive a letter asking you to make an appointment but you can phone the above number to self declare.
All pregnant women will be offered flu vaccination from maternity services. Please contact your midwife with any concerns.
65 years old and over (by March 2021)
All 65+ will receive a letter with an allocated appointment. If you need to rearrange, or if you have not received an appointment by the end of October, you can telephone 0141 201 4180.
You will receive your flu vaccinations are you have done in previous years by the district nurses. If you do not think your practice know you are housebound please contact us to let us know. You can cancel your appointment if issued for the flu clinic on 1041 201 4180. However, we ask if you can you make every effort to attend this appointment.
55-65 year old or over (by 31st March 2021)
You will receive information about how you will receive your vaccination within the next 8-10 weeks (from 30th September).
We are asking that you make every effort to attend this appointment. There will be no drop in clinics as we need to manage the number of people at each clinic to ensure physical distancing. Please do not contact the GP practice as this is all arranged centrally. You can contact the immunisation line on 0141 201 4180.
Unpaid carers and those living with people who are shielding
Those aged 18-14 should make an appointment with one of the participating community Pharmacies. Details are on NHS Inform (see link below).