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Flu Vaccine 2020

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Flu Vaccine 2020

Posted on September 16th, 2020

There is a big difference in the way that flu vaccine is being delivered to patients this year.

GP Practices will only be vaccinating patients aged between 18-64 in at risk categories.  All patients in this cohort should have received a text message or telephone call asking them to contact the surgery to book an appointment.  If you haven’t, please contact the surgery to arrange your appointment.

For all other patients, please wait for your letter to arrive advising you where to attend for your flu vaccine. This information will not come from the Practice. More information can be found on the NHS Inform website under Flu Vaccine.  The Renfrewshire HSCP will deliver these vaccinations from a centralised hub, further information regarding this will be sent directly to eligible patients, we DO NOT have any further information on these hubs.  We are not being supplied with the child nasal spray or the Over 65s flu vaccine this year.  Please DO NOT contact your GP Practice if you are not in the 18-64 at risk cohort.

Pregnant patients will be given their flu vaccination by the midwifes.

We appreciate that this will cause some inconvenience for patients having to attend somewhere different this year for their vaccination, however we would strongly encourage you to take the time to get vaccinated against flu.

Stay safe.

The table below shows the different flu pathways for all eligible cohorts this year:

NHSGGC: Flu Vaccination Programme 2020-21

 

Eligible Cohort Where and how to get vaccination Further information/Contact
 

CHILDREN

·         aged 6 months to 2 years with an eligible pre-existing health condition –‘at risk’ Children in this group will be identified and the local Pre-School Immunisation Team, are currently appointing all identified children to routine clinics. Additional children can be added by, contacting the childhood flu line

0141 201 4190

or email child.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 

·         aged 2 to 5 (and not yet at school)* child must be aged 2 on 1st Sept 2020 All parents/carers of 2-5 year olds will receive a letter with an allocated appointment in the next 8-10 weeks. Parents / carers who need to rearrange their child’s appointment should call 0141 201 4190.

or email child.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk 

·         aged 5-12 and at primary school Flu immunisation sessions will be delivered in school from the beginning of October until mid-December. If If your child misses their flu immunisation at school, a flyer will be sent home with information about to arrange an appointment for their immunisation.
·         12 to 17 years old and

o   has an eligible health condition

o   is a young/unpaid carer

o   lives in a house with someone who is shielding

o   is home schooled

Opt-in service delivered by HSCP Routine childhood teams. Please email schoolimmsflu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Or 0141 201 4190 to make an appointment

NB: GPs are not vaccinating any children or young people this year

 

 

 

 

Eligible Cohort Where and how to get vaccination Further information/Contact
ADULTS
·         Aged 65 years or over GPs are not vaccinating people aged 65 and over this year.

You will receive a letter with an allocated appointment to attend a community clinic in the local area.

You should receive your letter in the next 4-6 weeks (by the second half of November).

If you need to rearrange, contact 0141 201 4180. Or email adult.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

·         Aged 65 or over and are housebound If you have been identified by your GP as permanently housebound, you do not need to attend this appointment. Someone from the practice or local HSCP team will be in touch with you to arrange a home visit.
·         18-64 year old with an eligible health condition Your GP or local HSCP team will be in touch to offer you an appointment. If you have not heard by the end of October check NHS Inform for further information on what to do next.
·         Pregnant women You will be offered your vaccination from maternity services.

 

Please contact your named midwife to find out how to get your vaccination
·         Unpaid adult carers (aged 18-64) Please contact one of the participating local pharmacies to get a free flu vaccine

 

Look up the list www.nhsggc.org.uk/cpflu choose a pharmacy and call them to make an appointment
·         Adult aged 18-64, who live in the same house as someone who is shielding, and who are not in one of the other groups
·         All social care workers providing direct personal care in:

o   Adult Care Homes

o   Children’s residential or secure care settings

o   Care At Home settings including Personal Assistants and Housing Support

And who are not offered vaccination by their employer

·         55 -64 year old (not yet otherwise eligible) You will receive information about how to get your vaccination within the next 8-10 weeks.