Flu Vaccine Winter 2021 - Notice from the Health and Social Care Partnership
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 your GP.
You can find out more on the websites of the Health and Social Care Partnerships or on NHS Inform
COVID Booster 2021
As with the flu vaccine changes, your local practice will not be providing the booster vaccine later this year. It is likely that the booster will be delivered by the local vaccination team. We will share further guidance and information once available and thank you for your patience at this time.
Ordering Medication by Email during COVID-19
You can email the practice for medication requests or repeat prescriptions. Please email your request - what medication you require - plus your name, date of birth and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you re-order your repeat medication in plenty of time. A repeat prescription will be processed and available at your request pharmacy five working days from the date of receipt at the practice. For non repeat prescriptions, please allow seven working days.
Monday 20 September is a Public Holiday
Monday 20 September is a public holiday and the practice is close. Please remember to re-order your repeat medication in plenty of time before the Practice is closed.
If you need urgent medical advice when we are closed, please phone NHS24 on 111.
Drop-in service for COVID-19 Vaccinations - patients over 16 years
There are drop-in services available for COVID vaccinations. The venues and times are as follows:
Gorebridge Vaccination Centre
Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TX
Monday to Sunday
Midlothian Community Hospital
Eskbank Road, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, EH22 3ND
Monday to Friday
East Lothian Community Hospital
Alderstone Road, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3PF
Monday to Friday
Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
St John Street, Galashiels, TD1 3JX
Tuesday 24th August
Wednesday 25th August
Saturday 11th September