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Child Flu - the surgery is awaiting delivery of vaccines and we are asking parents to call to enquire week beginning 15th October.


Child Immunisations are moving out of the GP Surgery:- From the 10th of September 2018 your child will receive their immunisations at Community Centre for Health, 547 Dumbarton Road, G11 6HU.


For self treatment and advice on who to contact please visit NHS Choices or Know Who to Turn to  


The Shingles vaccination is now available for patients aged 70 born between 02/09/1946 - 01/09/1947 and aged 76 born between 02/09/1940 - 01/09/1941. 


A private counselling service is now available on site on Thursday afternoons. To discuss your needs or book an appointment please contact nick@foliumcounselling.com or call Nick on 07473 962332


Since the 1st January 2018 510 patients have failed to attend an appointment after receiving a text reminder - This is the equivalent of 85 HOURS of clinical time. If you do not require your appointment please inform the surgery - we have a cancellation line and also a text service where you can reply CANCEL.


Click here to apply for Patient Access - make appointments and order repeat prescriptions online


 


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Seasonal Flu Vaccination 

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.   For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. It can make even healthy people feel very unwell for a week or more. 

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year. 

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people. 

Did you know?
There are a few misconceptions about flu that have become common knowledge over the years.  

  • Antibiotics cannot cure the flu. Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria but flu is a virus and will not respond to these types of medicines.
  • Cold weather increases your chances of catching flu. This is because the flu virus thrives in colder temperatures and so can survive longer outside of the human body.

Self management of flu
If you feel symptomatic and think it might be flu you can get self management advice using the self help guide on the NHS 24 website. http://www.nhs24.com/SelfHelpGuide/DecisionTree/984/985?ref=AtoZ

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

 
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