Pneumococcal Vaccinations now available

We have a few vaccines left

Practice Holidays 2021

27th and 28th December 2021

Extended Hours clinics

Saturday 27th November and

Saturday 4th December

for flu vaccinations

Welcome to Taiglum Medical Practice

2021 Flu Vaccines

Originally we were only contracted by the health board to offer flu vaccines to patients over 80 and housebound patients. However as the Health Board vaccination roll out is not currently expected to deliver the vaccine programme before the start of the usual seasonal flu infections in mid to late December, GP practice have been asked to help with vaccinating patients between age 16 and 65 who would normally have been entitled to an NHS flu vaccine and also all patients in their 50s. 

We are running walk in clinics for any such patients on Saturday 27th  November in Mossblown and Drongan from 9am to 12pm. We expect to have another clinic the following Saturday but we are uncertain as to whether it will be walk in or appointment only at this stage. This will depend on vaccine availability.

These clinics are for flu vaccine only. Only individuals in their 50s or under 65 with a chronic medical condition can be vaccinated.

2021-22 Covid Vaccine Boosters

This year the practice will only be COVID vaccinating patients who:

  • Are over 80
  • Will turn 80 before the end of March 2022
  • Are eligible and recorded as housebound in their medical records

All other eligible adults will be contacted and asked to attend a mass vaccination centre. 

The arrangements for recall, recording and vaccination delivery are especially complex this year. We have now completed most of the vaccinations. We will contact remaining patients by telephone to make appointments when their vaccination is due. Vaccination will be this year unfortunately have to be strictly by appointment only.

We will be trying as hard as we can to get patients vaccinated as quickly as possible but as the system we are obliged to use is much more complex this year please have patience currently.

We are currently awaiting delivery of more vaccine which we are sharing with other local practices as we no longer have enough patients left to do to allow us to order a vaccine box of 90 doses. This should come by the end of November

Shingles and Pneumococcal Vaccinations

The Health Board are now providing these vaccinations directly and patients should expect to be contacted. We still have a few pneumococcal vaccines left so some patients will still be offered them until we run out.

Travel certificates

Covid Vaccine Confirmation Certificate for Travel

If you need proof of Covid vaccination for travel/football/nightclubs please download the NHS Scotland Covid Status app on your mobile phone. If you feel you are medically exempt from vaccination and need a vaccination exemption certificate please phone 0808 196 8565. Please be aware very few people in Scotland will have a certifiable medical exemption.

Facemask Exemption Information for Travel

As per Scottish Government guidelines exemption certifications are not required, however, should you need this for travel purposes for any Airline you can request a free face covering exemption card by phoning 0800 121 6240 or through the NHS Scotland exemption card website. Face Covering Exemption Card Scotland.

Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for vaccination certificates or face covering exemption letters as these are not documents that your GP can provide.   

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