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NHS DIGITAL SHARING OPT OUT - we would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland. NHS Digital provide services in ENGLAND so are not able to access any data held in Scotland. You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research. Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS Inform website How the NHS handles your personal health information : NHS Inform

FLU SEASON INFORMATION

The winter vaccination programme has started.

If you are eligible for a free flu vaccine, you will get a letter from NHS Scotland. This will either give you an appointment date and time at one of the flu vaccination clinics in Lothian, or instruct you to make an appointment using an online portal.


If you are eligible for a COVID booster, you may get this at the same time as your flu jab, but this is not guaranteed, and you may have to attend two separate appointments.



You will NOT get your flu or COVID jabs at your GP practice.

Please DO NOT contact the surgery about your flu or COVID jab appointments.



If you have received a letter with an appointment that you are unable to attend, you can rearrange your appointment online at

https://www.nhsinform.scot/flu-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/rearrange-your-flu-vaccine-appointment.

Alternatively you can call the Lothian helpline on 0300 790 6296 for assistance with re-booking.


If you are housebound, your jabs will be given to you by the housebound team, and they will be in touch to arrange this.


Why should I get a flu vaccine?

With COVID-19 around it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine.

Flu is serious. Getting the vaccine will protect you, others and the NHS.


 

For more information about the flu vaccination and eligibility please click on the link - Immunisation Scotland - FLU (INFLUENZA)

 



 
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