Public Holidays 2017/18
Monday 25th December 2017
Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st January 2018
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Please make a note of the public holidays and request your repeat medication in plenty of time.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
If you are aged 65 or over on 31st March, please contact the surgery to have your free flu jab. The vaccination is also for patients who have a health condition or who are pregnant. Children aged 2 - 5 who are not yet attending school will also be offered a free flu vaccination from October 2017.
This year we are holding two Saturday flu vaccination clinics. These are being held on:
Saturday 14th October 9am-1pm
Saturday 4th November 9am-1pm
appointments must be booked in advance and are strictly for flu vaccines only. Eligible children will also be able to attend these clinics.
IF YOU ARE AGED 65 OR OVER ON 31ST MARCH 2018 OR IN AN AT-RISK GROUP, PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO HAVE YOUR FREE FLU VACCINATION
Please make an appointment for your free shingles vaccination if you were aged between 70-74 or 76-79 on 1st September 2017. People aged 80 and over will not be offered the shingles immunisation because the vaccine is less effective as people get older.
For more information on the vaccination programmes, please pick up a leaflet from our waiting area or visit www.immunisationscotland.org.uk
Staff Training Notice
The Practice will be closed for staff training on the first Thursday of every month from 1.00pm until 1.45pm.