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.