Flu Vaccination Program 2021/2022 - NHS Lanarkshire
Delivering covid-19 vaccine first and second doses, boosters and the flu vaccination is a massive undertaking. This year, more people than ever are eligible for the flu vaccine and, where possible, we are offering this at the same time as the covid-19 booster vaccine.
As with the initial covid-19 vaccination programme, we are asking people to be patient as they will be contacted when it is their turn for either or both vaccines.
Please do not contact your GP practice about the covid booster or flu vaccinations as they will not be able to help.
📍People who are severely immunosuppressed and who require a third dose have received letters for appointments starting on 29 September. This group can also receive their flu vaccination at the same appointment.
📍12 to 15 year-olds can now attend any of our covid-19 drop-in vaccination clinics. Appointment letters are also being issued, for appointments starting on 1 October.
📍People over the age of 70 and adults aged 16 years and over who are on the highest risk list (shielding), will start to receive letters for appointments starting on 6 October. These appointments will be for both covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations.
📍For people who are housebound we have a dedicated team of staff to deliver these vaccinations. The team will contact everyone directly. You do not need to do anything. If you receive an appointment for a clinic, please call the number on the letter and let the helpline know that you require a home visit. They will pass you through to the local team to arrange a home visit.
📍Details for other eligible groups will be publicised once they are confirmed - those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions, adult carers, unpaid and young carers, adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals and all adults over 50.
Our website www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine is being updated and will include further information.
Medwyn Medical Practice was established in November 2013 as a result of the merger of the Carnwath and Carstairs Practices.
We are a 2 partner GP practice offering primary medical services to the Carnwath and Carstairs communities as well as the wider practice area which is bounded by a line drawn between and including Biggar, Elsrickle, Forth, Kirkfieldbank and back to Biggar.
There are two surgeries, located in Carnwath and Carstairs providing services to around 6,000 patients.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Near Me Information Leaflet
The Practice is now arranging some appointments by video consultation through a system called "Near Me".
If you have been booked into a video consultation you will need to connect to the "virtual waiting room" five minutes before your appointment time.
To connect to the virtual waiting room you should use a smartphone or laptop/PC with a webcam and microphone/speakers. You will need to use a browser to do this - it needs to be either Google Chrome or Safari.
You should click on the following link to connect: Near Me
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
(Site updated 20/10/2021)