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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.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days (five working days) or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

 
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