Links Medical Centre
4 Hermitage Place Leith Edinburgh EH6 8BW
Tel: 0131 554 1036
Fax:
Out of Hours: 111
Please visit our Flu pages for the most up-to-date information

PLEASE VIEW THE 2020 FLU VACCINATIONS TAB AT THE SIDE OF THE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION or VISIT WWW.NHSINFORM.SCOT/FLU or CALL 0800 22 44 88



 

Drive through site information
Scottish Government

 

Where to Attend:        Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Leith Edinburgh EH6 6QQ


Who should use this site?

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  •  anyone aged 18-64 in clinical risk groups
  • those living with people shielding
  • pregnant women
  • unpaid and young carers
  • social care workers who provide direct personal care

 
Dates of drive through clinics:

You can attend on any of these dates. To help with queuing and traffic flow, we have allocated time-slots by surname. Please come at the time next to the first letter of your surname. If there is more than one person in the car, come at the time allocated by the surname of the driver.

  • Saturday 26 September
  • Sunday 27 September
  • Saturday 3 October - Cancelled due to weather
  • Sunday 4 October
  • Saturday 10 October
  • Sunday 11 October
  • Saturday 17 October
  • Sunday 18 October (PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

 

When should I attend?

 

Time First letter of surname
9 - 10am A – B
10 - 11am C - D
11am - 12noon E - H
12noon - 1pm I – L
1 - 2.30pm M – N
2.30 - 3.30pm 0 – R
3.30 - 4.30pm S – U
4.30 - 5.30pm V - Z

 

What should I do when I arrive?

  • arrive on time - please don’t come early                  
  • please come at the time set aside for the first initial of your surname. If more than one person in the car is getting a flu vaccine, come at the time for the driver’s surname
  • wear short sleeves if possible
  • have your sleeve rolled up by the time you get to the front of the queue
  • all eligible people from your household should come in the same car if possible
  • follow the signs
  • before you receive your flu vaccine, you will be asked some questions to check it’s safe for you to get the vaccine
  • please let us know if you’ve had a reaction to a vaccination in the past
  • turn off your engine if you think you might be sitting in the car for a while
  • you may have to wait in a queue, please be patient
  • after you have received your flu vaccine, please park in the spaces set aside and wait for 15 minutes before driving off. This is to make sure you don’t have an early reaction and that you’re safe to drive off

 

What else do I need to know?

  • you do not need to come to the first date available to you – there will be enough vaccines on any date you attend. To help with traffic flow, please think about coming on a later date in the programme if you can
  • if you feel unwell or have a temperature, do not come to the drive through site. Wait until you are well and attend at a later date
  • there are no toilet facilities available
  • the team giving the vaccinations are trained professionals who will be wearing protective clothing and equipment to protect both you and them
  • the systems we’ve put in place will get people vaccinated as safely and quickly as possible
  • if you feel unwell after receiving your flu vaccine, please let one of the team know as soon as possible
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