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The Winter Vaccination Programme 2021

 

The Winter Vaccination Programme will start in September 2021.

 

You can find out if you’re in a priority group eligible for a flu vaccine on NHS inform

 

We don’t have all the details at the moment but we can tell you:

 

  • You will not get your vaccine at your GP surgery
  • You will get your vaccine at a clinic set up to vaccinate large numbers of people quickly
  • You will have a pre-booked appointment or be invited to make a booking at a vaccination clinic.

 

Details on the vaccination clinics are being finalised and when supplies of vaccines become available we will update this page as soon as we have more information.

 

Please don’t phone the practice as we don’t have any additional information for the moment.

Please keep an eye on our website or NHS inform

 

 

 

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If you have any questions regarding the Covid vaccination please click on the link below.

https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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