Apology to all patients sent a text with incorrect date for this weekend's flu clinic.

A text was sent to patients indicating that the walk in clinic was on Friday 11 Dec, when it should have read Saturday 12 December. I as Practice Manager apologise unreservedly to all patients who turned up in error for their vaccination today.

David Trundle, Practice Manager

Further walk and drive through clinics have just been announced. These are particularly for patients 60 -64, who were not covered by the earlier flu campaign, but can be attended by any patient eligible for the flu vaccine. Patients in this group may receive a letter this week. No flu vaccinations will be offered at Colinton Surgery, however Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership will be offering clinics as follows:


When: Friday 11 Dec & Saturday 12 Dec

Where: The Younger Building, South Gyle, 3 Redheughs Avenue, EH12 9RH

(near the Gyle)

Please arrive at the following time, depending on the first letter of your surname. A-G 9am - 11am H-O 11.30am - 1.30pm P-Z 2pm - 3.30pm


When: Saturday 12 December:

Where: 5 Edinburgh sites. Nearest: Sighthill Health Centre, 380 Calder Road, EH11 4AU

Please arrive at the following time, depending on the first letter of your surname. A-G 9am - 11am H-O 11.30am - 1.30pm P-Z 2pm - 3.30pm

More details are at www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/flu-vaccine


The following people are eligible for a flu vaccination this year:

  • anyone aged 65 or over on 31/3/21 .
  • anyone aged 18-64 in clinical risk groups (eg chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease, asplenic/spleen dysfunction; reduced immunity due to disease or treatment; diabetes and asthma (only if on steroid inhalers), or a BMI greater than 40.
  • those living with people who were shielding during lockdown
  • pregnant women
  • healthcare workers
  • unpaid and young carers
  • social care workers who provide direct personal care

Additionally :

  • all primary school children will be vaccinated at school
  • children aged 2 to 5 (children aged 2 on 1 September 2020 and not yet in school) will be vaccinated at special hubs around the city. Details will follow.
  • Patients who are aged 55 to 64 should be able to obtain a vaccine once the above groups have been vaccinated, probably from December 2020. Details will be published separately for this group in November.


What should I do when I arrive?

  • Arrive on time - please don’t come early
  • Please come at the time set aside for the first initial of your surname. If more than one person in the group is getting a flu vaccine, come at the time for one of the group.
  • Wear short sleeves if possible
  • Have your sleeve rolled up by the time you get to the front of the queue
  • All eligible people from your household should come together if possible
  • Follow the signs
  • Before you receive your flu vaccine, you will be asked some questions to check it’s safe for you to get the vaccine
  • Please let us know if you’ve had a reaction to a vaccination in the past
  • You may have to wait in a queue, please be patient
  • After you have received your flu vaccine, please wait in the spaces set aside and wait for 15 minutes before leaving. This is to make sure you don’t have an early reaction and that you’re safe to drive off afterwards

What else do I need to know?

  • you do not need to come to the first date available to you – there will be enough vaccines on any date you attend. Often the first clinic is the busiest
  • if you feel unwell or have a temperature, do not come to the walk through site. Wait until you are well and attend at a later date
  • there are no toilet facilities available
  • the team giving the vaccinations are trained professionals who will be wearing protective clothing and equipment to protect both you and them
  • the systems put in place will get people vaccinated as safely and quickly as possible

if you feel unwell after receiving your flu vaccine, please let one of the team know as soon as possible

Consent form for Children under 18 at risk receiving the Nasal Flu Vaccine.

If you have been telephoned and given a time to visit for this vaccine please download the consent form here and bring it to your appointment.

Under 18s Flu Vaccine Consent Form PAGE 1

Under 18s Flu vaccine Consent form PAGE 2

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