Flu Immunisations and Covid Booster Vaccinations

The Practice will not be carrying out any flu vaccinations or COVID booster immunisations. Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership will lead the vaccination programme. Vaccinations will be carried out locally in a central venue in Renfrew.

Patients’ who are eligible to receive a flu vaccination (see the list below), will receive a letter from NHS Scotland advising of the arrangements of when and where they will receive their vaccinations. There will be vital information in your letter of contact details of who you should contact to re-arrange your scheduled appointment if it is not suitable.

The Practice:

  • Can not amend patient appointments
  • Will not receive any flu or covid immunisations, therefore there is no
    option to have the vaccination done at the surgery

Please keep your letter safe and contact the telephone number on your NHS Scotland invitation letter. For further information you can log onto the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot.

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:

  • are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • frontline health or social care workers
  • have a serious long-term health condition, including:
    • respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
    • diabetes
    • heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
    • being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
    • chronic kidney disease
    • liver disease, such as hepatitis
    • neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
    • a learning disability
    • problems with your spleen, for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
    • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy