All patients aged 65 and over, carers, pregnant ladies and those patients who are in an 'at risk' group are entitled to receive an influenza vaccination (Flu Jag). This year, patients will receive a different type of vaccination depending on their age group and it is very important that you attend the clinic which applies to you during the specified time.
We must also make you aware that there is currently a shortage of vaccinations for patients aged 75 years and over. Due to this shortage, all practices in Scotland will only receive a limited number of vaccinations in October, November and December. The restriction of this vaccine is completely out-with the control of the practice and we must make you aware that once the supply of this vaccine is used up, you may be turned away from the drop in clinic and advised to attend the following month. There is no shortage of vaccine for patients aged 18-74. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you are aged 18 - 64 and in an at risk group, you should:
Contact the practice on 01382 543251 at the beginning of October to arrange an appointment.
If you are aged 65 to 74, you can attend either of the following clinics:
Newport - Tuesday 9th October between 12:30 - 15:00
Tayport - Thursday 11th October between 12:30 - 15:00
If you are aged 75 and over, you can attend either of the following clinics:
Newport - Tuesday 9th October between 09:00 - 11:30
Tayport - Thursday 11th October between 09:00 - 11:30
Children aged 2 to 5 and not attending school:
You will be contacted by the practice to arrange an appointment for your child in October.
SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN WILL BE VACCINATED AT SCHOOL
FURTHER CLINICS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER ONCE CONFIRMATION OF DELIVERY DATES HAS BEEN RECEIVED
As per previous years, we will be offering Shingles vaccinations to patients aged 70 to 79 who have never been vaccinated before. If you have received a Shingle vaccination previously, there is no need for you to be vaccinated again. Shingles can be an extremely painful condition and this vaccination helps reduce the chance of you catching Shingles. If you do catch Shingles, this vaccination can help reduce the symptoms. We would encourage all patients aged 70 to 79 to consider being vaccinated. If you wish to receive this vaccination, please speak with a receptionist who will assist you in making an appointment.
From Monday 3rd September 2018, our extended hours provision will change from evening surgeries to early morning surgeries. This means appointments will be available for patients every Monday from 07:30 at our Newport Practice. Previously, only 2 doctors provided these surgeries each week. This new system will allow up to 4 doctors to provided early morning surgeries each week giving our patients a greater option of the GP they wish to see. These appointments are more suited to patients who are unable to attend the practice during working hours. If you wish to book one of these appointments, please speak with a receptionist who will assist you further. Alternatively, these appointments can also be booked online.
Closure and Decoration of Tayport Practice
Our Tayport practice is due to be re-decorated from week commencing Monday 20th August. This work will involve all GP consultation rooms being painted with new carpets being laid. Our reception area will also have new carpets laid. In order to ensure the closure of our Tayport practice is kept to a minimum, the majority of this work will be completed during opening hours. It will take approximately 4 weeks to complete the work and we would ask all patients/visitors to the practice to be cautious of wet paint signs. Tayport will be closed completely on Friday 14th September to allow the carpets to be laid. The practice will re-open on Monday 17th September at 8am. We thank you for your patience whilst this work is carried out.