Flu Vaccinations 2020

This year, more than ever, it is important to get the flu vaccine.

We continue to offer appointments for our patients aged 65 years and over, and patients under 65 years with an eligible health condition. You should have received already received a letter inviting you to get the flu vaccine. Please contact us at 0131-3703999 to book your appointment.

If you are aged 60-64 you are also now eligible for the flu vaccine and can either book into an appointment at the surgery by calling 0131 370 3999 or you can attend one of the drop in centres as follows:

Drop in Flu clinics for ages 60 to 64

Where : Dalkeith Welfare Hall (next to Dalkeith Medical practice )

When : 12/12/20 0900 to 1700, 14/12/20 1800 to 2000, 15/12/20 1800 to 2000

For Pre-School Flu Vaccines, if your child is aged two to five years old and has not yet started school then you should book an appointment with the Childhood Immunisations Team by telephoning 07766922751. You can phone between 9am and 12noon until 27th November. We are sorry, but we cannot book the appointments at our practice. 

For guidance, at risk groups include:

  • Asthma that requires continued use of steroids
  • Cancer patients receiving ongoing treatment
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic renal or liver disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pregnant Women
  • Splenectomy
  • Stroke / TIA

Also patients:

  • In long stay residential accommodation
  • Unpaid carers to At Risk patients
  • Healthcare workers
  • Morbid obesity BMI >=40

 

Travel Vaccinations

Book: Ask reception for an appointment AT LEAST 6 weeks before you plan to travel. 

If you require any vaccinations for foreign travel make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss which vaccinations are required. You can find out more about this at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

A second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations as they have to be ordered. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel.

Some travel vaccines incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

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