Flu / COVID Booster Vaccinations
This year, the Health Board have asked the practice to administer flu vaccinations alongside COVID booster vaccinations to patients over 80 years only. Patients are currently being appointed.
Patients aged 70-79 and those classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are currently being invited to appointments at local Mass Vaccination Centres to receive their COVID Boosters and Flu Vaccines. This will continue until approximately mid-November. If you are in this age group, and have not received an invitation to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre by 16th November 2021, please contact the local appointing team on 01563 826540.
For all other patient groups (out with the 70-79 and clinically extremely vulnerable groups), who are eligible for Flu Vaccine and/or COVID Booster, you will also be invited to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre throughout November and December. Patients will be invited for vaccination in priority order by age and high risk category and will receive an appointment letter in a blue envelope at the appropriate time
Covid Vaccination Status
Please see below the link to the Scottish Government website for information on how patients can now access their vaccination status without the need to contact their GP Practice:https://www.gov.scot/news/covid-19-vaccination-status-scheme-launches/
Patients will be able to access their covid 19 vaccination status online by logging on to: www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status
For those patients unable to access the information online they can call the Freephone covid status helpline to request their vaccination status which will be sent to them in the post. The Freephone number is 0808 196 8565.
Facemask Exemption Information for Travel
Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for face covering exemption letters as this is not something that your GP can provide.
As per Scottish Government guidelines exemption certifications are not required, however, should you need this for travel purposes for any airline you can request a free face covering exemption card by phoning 0800 121 6240 or through the NHS Scotland exemption card website: http://exempt.scot/
Covid-19 Exemption passports
Any queries on Covid exemption passports please call the Covid Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565.
Information for patients on covid exemption passports is available at the undernoted links: