Seasonal Flu Vaccination

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 here.  Alternatively you can call the vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 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.

Overseas Travel Serviceglobal air travel

Due to an increase in workload we are no longer able to offer travel assessments at the practice.  We also no longer offer Yellow Fever vaccination.  We are, however, delighted to advise that there are a number of private providers in the area who offer this service:

  • Barnton Pharmacy, 195 Whitehouse Road
    0131 339 3449
  • Masta Travel Clinic, 5 Quality Street
    0131 336 3038
  • Western General Hospital Travel Clinic, Ward 41 OPD, Western General Hospital
    0131 537 2823

Following an assessment at one of these clinics, our nurse, Karen Nicoll, can provide and administer any recommended vaccines available on the NHS (Hepatitis A & Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio) in the surgery.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment with Nurse Nicoll for administration of NHS funded vaccines.  Please ensure that you bring your paperwork from your travel assessment appointment with you to this appointment – without this paperwork we will be unable to vaccinate you.

We no longer offer Yellow Fever vaccination.

Travelling in the EU
For most people, the UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) replaces the existing European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for new applications.  

If you have an existing EHIC, it will remain valid until the expiry date on the card.

You can apply for a new card up to 6 months before your current card expires.  To find out more and apply for a UK GHIC please click here.


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