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Winter 2021 Flu vaccination program Posted on 14 Sep 2021

 

Flu vaccinations winter 2021

 

 at Atholl Medical Centre

 

This year due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, we have again had to make considerable changes to our flu vaccination campaign, taking into account everyone’s safety and appropriate distancing. With that in mind, we are planning to hold a series of clinics during October in the Atholl Medical Centre which will be by appointment only. These clinics will be on Saturday 2nd, Wednesday 6th and Monday 11th October 2021.

 

These appointments can be booked online using Patient Services*. Alternatively, from Thursday 16th September 2021 there is a dedicated telephone line for booking flu appointments only. If you call 07434 643085 between 2.30 and 4pm (Mon-Fri) we can book you into one of the clinics. Please do not call the main surgery telephone number.

 

Eligibility IMPORTANT - please read

 

All patients over 70 years of age will be eligible to have their flu vaccination here at the practice. Also included will be those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) and received a letter telling them to shield during lockdown.

 

Please do not request/book an appointment at the practice if you are not in either of the above categories.

 

All other patients who are eligible for a flu vaccine and not in the above categories will be contacted outwith the practice and will receive their vaccination appointment by letter. These appointments will be held centrally at clinics across Tayside, much like a majority of the Covid vaccines have been.

 

Housebound patients

 

Flu vaccines for housebound patients will be carried out by the Health Board. If you are clinically housebound please contact the practice on 01796 472558 or email us (amc.tayside@nhs.scot) in order for us to make sure this is recorded in your medical record.

 

*Please email the surgery at amc.tayside@nhs.scot  if you are not yet registered for Patient Services and would like to be. We would like to remind patients that only those that are eligible to have their vaccine at the practice should use this service in order to book their flu vaccine appointment.

 

 

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