Welcome to Taiglum Medical Practice
2021-22 Flu Vaccines
If you have received a letter from us offering a flu vaccine you can phone the surgery to book an appointment for this. However we can only offer a flu vaccine not a Covid vaccine for such patients and most eligible patients would now, with the change in guidance, be able to book a Covid booster vaccination and flu vaccination at a mass vaccination centre.
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 (about 20) 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 currently have a small supply of vaccines available and are contacting patients again.
Shingles and Pneumococcal Vaccinations
The Health Board are now providing these vaccinations directly and patients should expect to be contacted directly by the Health Board.
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.
If you are finding yourself really stuck with vaccines or certificates then a GP might be able to provide some advice and help even if we cannot provide the actual vaccine or certificate. We do understand that not everyone has typical needs and know that some patients with complex situations have found navigating some of the national systems very difficult.
(Site updated 05/12/2021)