Whether you are staying at home or heading abroad vaccines are here to keep you safe. They help protect you and your family from certain infectious diseases.
Delivery of vaccinations has now been taken over by NHS Highland – appointments will no longer be arranged via your GP Practice. Patients eligible for immunisations will receive a letter from NHS Highland with either a set appointment or details to contact the Highland Service Delivery Centre to arrange an appointment at a clinic location. This will cover vaccines such as childhood vaccines including the primary immunisation course for infants and the pre-school booster, as well as adult vaccination programmes such as the shingles vaccine.
GP Practices are currently not receiving notifications of any vaccinations given. So if you have had a vaccination since 1 March 2023, this will not be showing up on your medical records.
Dr Tim Allison, Director of Public Health for NHS Highland said: “How you get invited to attend for your vaccination is not going to change. You will still be invited by letter to make an appointment for vaccination but going forwards this may now be at a new local venue dependant on where you live.
“Our local Service Delivery Centre will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your appointment and our teams in our locally run clinics will ensure everything goes smoothly on the day.”
The Highland Service Delivery Centre can be contacted via 08000 320339. If, however, you have a clinical query about vaccinations, please contact NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team via 01463 704886 or email [email protected].
If you have a complaint about the new vaccination delivery service, please direct this to NHS Feedback.