As restrictions ease in Scotland we continue to remain open to patients. Our appointments are via telephone triage initially, where a Clinician will arrange for you to come to the Practice if required at a time that is safe to do so. This if for your protection and that of other patients, as well as to protect staff. Our Patient Advisors will ask you for further details in order to direct you to the most appropriate Clinician. Thank you for your patience and understanding at what is a challenging time.
If you have any COVID symptoms please contact 111 for initial assessment. We are unfortunately not able to assess you until we receive this report from 111. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- A high temperature or fever
- New continuous cough
- Change in sense of smell or taste
Further and up-to-date information can be found at NHS Inform
COVID Vaccines for young people aged 12-15 years
- From Monday 20 September, 12-15 year olds and their parents/carers can opt to drop-in to a vaccination clinic.
- From Monday 27 September, NHS Borders will offer vaccinations in schools. Information and consent forms will be coming out in school bags to children aged 12-15.
On 14 September the Scottish Government confirmed that children and young people aged 12 -15 years old in Scotland will be offered a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine following advice provided by the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers.
Children and young people aged 12 -15 years old will start to be offered a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from week commencing 20 September. This offer will be made to all children and young people aged 12-15 who are not already covered by existing advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Children aged 12-15 who have specific underlying conditions or disabilities are already covered by previous JCVI advice and will be offered two doses, eight weeks apart. From this week (week commencing Monday 20 September), 12-15 year olds and their parents/carers can opt to drop-in to a vaccination clinic. Before attending a clinic, young people and their parents must read the online leaflet and materials which can be found here: www.nhsinform.scot/12to15
From next week (week commencing 27 September) NHS Borders will offer vaccinations in schools. Information and consent forms will be coming out in school bags to children aged 12-15. Any parents/carers who have questions and would like to have a conversation with one of our clinical vaccinators are encouraged to visit a drop-in clinic w/c 20 September as parents will not be permitted to accompany their child to their appointment at a school session.
Once all children have had the initial opportunity to come to drop-ins or scheduled appointments, we will offer catch up sessions in schools or communities to allow those who still want to be vaccinated to get a vaccination (as some people, for instance, may currently be excluded due to 28 days post Covid-19 infection).
At the Practice we have been vaccinating all patients aged 65 year or over as well as those patients who have been Shielding. We have now finished our COVID vaccination clinics for these patients however if you have missed your vaccination please let NHS know either via their web form or on the National helpline on 0800 030 8013.
COVID Vaccination Certificates
To get a record of your COVID vaccine status go to: https://www.nhsinform.scot/
1. Select Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the main page
2. Select Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
3. Scroll down to after your vaccine, and select Get Record
4. If you do not have a username/password then select “recover”
5. Once you have your username/password select “request ”
To request a paper copy of your certificate call 0808 196 8565