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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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Winter Vaccinations

Influenza

What is flu?

Flu is much more than a bad cold. It’s a virus which can make even healthy people feel very unwell. In the most serious cases, flu can bring on pneumonia, or other serious infections which can, in extreme cases, result in death.

In Scotland the flu season usually begins as the weather gets colder, so get the vaccine as soon as you can. It is available from October. But remember, during the flu season it’s never too soon to get immunised.

Flu is often spread through the air by coughs and sneezes. It can also be caught by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces.

If you are in one of the eligible groups below please make an appointment now:

  • Pre-school children aged 2-5 years* 
  • Aged 65 years and over
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
  • Pregnant
  • Long-stay residential care or Nursing home
  • Unpaid Carers and young carers
  • Obesity Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m (click here to calculate)

Please click here for further information

Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it.  Shingles can occur at any age, but is most common in people who are over the age of 70. It is much less common in children.

The main symptom is a painful rash that develops into itchy blisters that contain particles of the virus.

An episode of shingles typically lasts around two to four weeks, although around one in five people go on to develop nerve pain called postherpetic neuralgia in the affected area of skin.

 

This year the vaccine will be offered to people aged 70 years, born between 02/09/45-01/09/46.  

 

Pneumococcal

The pneumococcal vaccine (or 'pneumo jab' or pneumonia vaccine as it's also known) protects against pneumococcal infections.

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and can lead to pneumonia, septicaemia (a kind of blood poisoning) and meningitis.

Over 65’s will be offered the vaccination.  Only a single vaccination is required which will protect for life. It is not given annually like the flu jab.



 
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