NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get your flu vaccine this year. This is for three reasons:

Flu can be serious and life threatening, even for healthy children. Every year thousands of people in Scotland are hospitalised because of flu.
To reduce the risk of you spreading flu to friends and family.
To help our NHS avoid the pressure that a spike in seasonal flu would put on top of COVID-19.

See the panel on the right to determine whether you qualify for a free vaccination. If you are not eligible, you can pay for a flu vaccination at many community pharmacies. This link displays a list of all community pharmacies offering flu vaccinations in our area.

Drive-through or Walk-through?

Like many things just now, this year’s flu vaccination will be a little different. Flu vaccinations are offered on a drive-through (in a vehicle) or on a walk-through (on foot) basis. Please read below the information for each category.

1. Walk-through flu vaccination facility

Arrangements are still being finalised for this service, but we can confirm that the walk-through site will be the Ross Fountain in Princes St Gardens. The dates on which the walk-through service will operate are as follows: 3rd, 4th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 25th, 26th November. More information will be put out about this service very shortly. Please return to this web page soon for an update.

2. Drive-through flu vaccination facility

The drive-through facility for Boroughloch Medical Practice patients who are offered the flu vaccine will be delivered at the Easter Road Stadium hub on the following dates:

* Saturday 26 September
* Sunday 27 September
* Saturday 3 October
* Sunday 4 October
* Saturday 17 October
* Sunday 18 October

To ensure the ease of this process, timeslots have been allocated according to the first letter of your surname.

Time First letter of surname
9 — 10am A — B
10 — 11am C — D
11 — 12 noon E — H
12 noon — 1pm I — L
1 — 2.30pm M — N
2.30 — 3.30pm O — R
3.30 — 4.30pm S — U
4.30 — 5.30pm V — Z

Full information is available in the linked document: Flu – your questions answered.

Please see the NHS Inform website for further information.