Flu Vaccinations

Bookings for Patients aged 60-64

Flu Vaccinations for Patients Aged 60-64

Posted: 24 November 2020 · Practice news

We are now accepting bookings for flu vaccination appointments for all patients aged 60-64 years inclusive.

If you are aged 60-64 and would like to take up the offer of a seasonal flu vaccination, please contact the surgery on 01307 462316 and select option 7. One of our receptionists will be happy to help you and book you into an appointment for our clinics on 1st and 8th December.

Please do not attend the surgery to make an appointment as we are only admitting patients to the premises if they have an appointment. No drop-in service will be available this year and you must make an appointment in advance.

We also continue to take bookings for those who are 65 or over, those who have increased risk factors such as lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, neurological disease, and those with a weakened immune system. Patients who were shielding during lockdown and members of their household are also eligible for flu vaccination this year. If you are in doubt as to whether you are entitled to the flu vaccine, please contact the surgery.

Patients aged 55 to 59 years will be vaccinated in the next phase - further details to follow.

What to expect when you get your vaccination

The following video explains what to expect when you visit the practice to get your vaccination. Please view it before attending your appointment.

Flu appointments are safe. Getting your flu vaccine is one of the most important reasons for leaving your home. Strict infection prevention and control measures will be in place during vaccination.

If you are eligible due to a health condition, the risk of getting seriously ill with the flu virus is greater than the risk of going to get your vaccine.

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Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot