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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Seasonal Flu

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The 2020 seasonal flu vaccination programme is now underway. We recommend that eligible people protect themselves and others and get the free flu vaccination this year.

Due to COVID restrictions and to do everything we can to keep our patients safe,  the way you get your flu vaccination may be different this year.  This year, you will be assigned a date, time and location where you will receive your vaccine.  In a lot of cases this is likely to be a community vaccination centre, rather than at your GP surgery. Also, for the first time, people aged 55-64 are eligible for a free flu vaccination.

All appointment letters have now been sent out to most eligible groups. We  encourage everyone to do everything possible to keep this appointment, to avoid any delays to getting the vaccine caused by rescheduling.  

With COVID-19 around, it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine

Check out if you are eligible and where to get your vaccination below:

Who is eligible and how you can get an appointment

Children and young people

All eligible children and young people who still wish a flu vaccination, should now contact their local Immunisation ...

All eligible children and young people who still wish a flu vaccination, should now contact their local Immunisation Line at the phone numbers below. The local Pre-5 Immunisation Team will then organise an appointment at a suitable location.

East Dunbartonshire HSCP - 0141 531 6635

East Renfrewshire HSCP - 0141 577 7774

Glasgow City HSCP, North East - 0141 531 6635

Glasgow City HSCP, North West - 0141 211 6142

Glasgow City HSCP, South - 0141 577 7774

Inverclyde HSCP - 0141 201 1056

Renfrewshire HSCP - 0141 201 1056

West Dunbartonshire HSCP - 0141 211 6142

Adults

Individuals in this group will be contacted by your GP practice or the Health Board with appointment information.  If...

Individuals in this group will be contacted by your GP practice or the Health Board with appointment information.  If you have not been contacted by the end of October with details of an appointment for your flu vaccination, you should contact your GP practice.

The next phase of the vaccination programme will invite 60-64 year olds to receive a flu vaccination. Letters will be...

The next phase of the vaccination programme will invite 60-64 year olds to receive a flu vaccination. Letters will be sent at the beginning of December with more information. For this age group, you will be asked to attend a local vaccination centre. Details for those in your local area, including opening hours, can be found using the following link.

Adults 60-64 - Clinic locations, dates and times

HSCPs have completed delivery of their HSCP Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics.  If you were unable to attend these cli...

HSCPs have completed delivery of their HSCP Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics.  If you were unable to attend these clinics, you can make an appointment with any of the participating community pharmacies.

Call to make an appointment and explain that you are eligible for a free flu vaccine because you are aged 65 or over.

They will be offering appointments from the 5th January 2021.

If you live in West Dunbartonshire you can also make an appointment at the Treatment Room in either

  • Clydebank- 0141 531 6337
  • Vale Centre for Health and Care – 01389 828261

Housebound

If you are eligible for a flu vaccine, have not yet been vaccinated and think that you require a home visit, please contact your GP to discuss.

Carers, workers and shielding households

If you are aged 18-64 and live in the same house as someone who is shielding, you can get your free flu vaccine from ...

If you are aged 18-64 and live in the same house as someone who is shielding, you can get your free flu vaccine from one of the participating Community Pharmacies.

Look up the list of participating pharmacies, choose a pharmacy and call them to make an appointment.  Explain that you are eligible for a free flu vaccine because you live in the same house as someone who is shielding.

If you are aged 12-17 years old and live in the same house as someone who is shielding, telephone 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.

All pregnant women will be offered flu from maternity services. If you are pregnant, please speak to your midwife for...

All pregnant women will be offered flu from maternity services. If you are pregnant, please speak to your midwife for more information about getting a flu vaccination.

If you are a Social Care worker who provides direct personal care in: Adult Care Homes Children’s residential or ...

If you are a Social Care worker who provides direct personal care in:

  • Adult Care Homes
  • Children’s residential or secure care settings
  • Care At Home settings including Personal Assistants and Housing Support

You are eligible for a free flu vaccination.

If you are not already offered a flu vaccination by your workplace, you can make an appointment with one of the participating Community Pharmacies.

Look up the list of participating pharmacies, choose a pharmacy and call them to make an appointment to get your free flu vaccine.  Explain that you are eligible for a free flu vaccine because you are a social care worker.

If you are aged 18-64, you can get your free flu vaccine from one of the participating Community Pharmacies. Look up...

If you are aged 18-64, you can get your free flu vaccine from one of the participating Community Pharmacies.

Look up the list of participating pharmacies, choose a pharmacy and call to make an appointment.  Explain that you are eligible for a free flu vaccine because you are an unpaid carer.

If you are aged 12-17, you (or your parent/guardian) should  email [email protected] for an appointment at their local community clinic or alternatively call 0141 201 4190, providing the following information: 

  • Child’s name (Forename and Surname)
  • CHI Number (if known)
  • Date of Birth
  • Eligible health condition
  • Home address
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address

 

Having your flu vaccine is so important because:

  • Flu is very infectious.  It can be serious and life threatening. Last year thousands of people in Scotland are hospitalised with flu.
  • The flu vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself.   It’s very safe, does not give you flu and only takes a few minutes.
  • It is important to get the vaccine each year as the flu virus changes, and immunity reduces over time.
  • Some people are at greater risk from the effects of flu and should get the vaccine. 
Last Updated: 02 November 2020