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2020 Flu Vaccinations update.

Flu vaccinations will be managed slightly differently this year due to larger eligible groups and the requirement for social distancing.  This means that you may not come to the surgery for your vaccination and instead may be invited to attend at another location.

If you are not in an eligible group and would still like to get the flu vaccination, you can pay a small fee to be immunised at most local pharmacies.

The following groups will be eligible for a free vaccination as detailed:

All pre-school children – The pre-school immunisation team will contact parents and guardians with an appointment at a community location.

Primary school children – All primary school children will be immunised at school.  Please note there is NO opportunity this year for missed vaccinations to be done in the GP surgery.

Children aged 12-17 in a clinical at risk category or living with someone on the Scottish COVID shielding register – Call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.

Aged 18-64 in a clinical at risk category – You are invited to call reception after 11am on 0141 776 1238 opt 4 to make an appointment here at the surgery.

Pregnant women – you will be offered flu vaccination from Maternity services.  Speak to your midwife for more information.

Aged 65 or over by 31.3.21 – you will receive an invite from the Health Board with a specific appointment at a community clinic.  If you need to change your appointment please call 0141 2014180.  Alternatively you can email adult.flu@ggc.scot.nhs.uk making sure to give your full name, Date of birth, Original appointment details (including date and venue), whether you are asking for a new appointment, and your mobile number (to allow you to get your new appointment by text).

Age 55-64 and not otherwise eligible – You will receive a letter with an appointment for a local community clinic during December and January.

Unpaid adult and young carers – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.  If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Household members of someone who is shielding – If aged 12-17 please call 0141 532 8768 to make an appointment.  If aged 18-64, please make an appointment with a local participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Social Care Workers – If you are a social care worker providing personal care in adult care homes, children’s residential or secure care settings, you are eligible for a free vaccination.  If not already offered through your workplace you can make an appointment with a participating pharmacy.  A full list of participating pharmacies is available here.

Smoking Cessation Leaflet

NHS GG&C SMOKE FREE SERVICES in East Dunbartonshire 

 

East Dunbartonshire Quit Your Way Services team provide a range of local stop smoking support services to those who are interested in stopping smoking and are living or working within East Dunbartonshire.  The service is delivered by experienced, trained professionals who are there to help make stopping smoking a little bit easier.

Quit Your Way services offer support in the following formats
• Intensive support
- 7 week support programme
- One to One support
• Brief Advice and support from any of the local pharmacies.

Evidence shows that by attending an intensive support programme along with using Nicotine Replacement Therapy  or Stop Smoking Medication Champix (Varenicline) or Zyban (Bupropion), you are 4 times more likely to make a successful quit attempt, i.e. still be non smoking one year later.

 

How to access the service:

If you would like to stop smoking or are unsure of stopping smoking come and speak to our Specialist Stop Smoking advisors and get friendly advice, information and support to stop smoking.  Please find the venues at www.nhsggc.org.uk/quityourway or contact the Quit Your Way Team on 0800 916 8858

If you are under 18 and would like support and/or information for stopping smoking, please contact Quit Your Way Young people service on 07919 990010.

Pharmacy SmokeFree Service

 The Pharmacy SmokeFree service is available in all pharmacies across East Dunbartonshire.

  • During your visit to the pharmacy you will be provided with a stop smoking information booklet. If you are ready to quit, you will be asked to return to the pharmacy 5-7 days later to be issued with the first week of NRT.
  • All clients that attend the pharmacy of their choice receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), on a weekly basis for up to 12 weeks.
  • Each Client will also receive personalised support and advice.
  • The service is currently free to all patients.
  • Champix/Varenicline prescription/support can now be provided by most pharmacies in the Kirkintilloch area (except Boots Lenzie, Bannermans Kirkintilloch, Pulse Kirkintilloch and Twechar pharmacy)

 

 



 
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