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Flu Vaccinations 2020

**Patients age 60-64 update**

Drop-in clinics are available on the below dates. These are being held at the Dalkeith Welfare Hall - 24-26 St Andrew Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AP.  

Saturday 12th December 9am - 5pm

Monday 14th December 6pm - 8pm

Tuesday 15th December 6pm - 8pm 

(These clinics are being run and organised by the Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership)


Pathhead Medical Centre Clinic - Age 60 to 64 - We have one clinic available on Saturday 19th December. Please call reception to book if you are unable to make the drop in clinics above. 

Shielding Patients – All clinics have taken place. If you did not attend a clinic please call the practice now.

Patients over 65 – You will receive a letter from the government to book your flu vaccine. We still have space available each week so call the practice now.

Patients under 65 at risk – The practice has sent all letters to patients. Please call now to book.

Housebound Patients – The Community Vaccination Team has now been to vaccinate this group of patients. Our practice nurses will be doing the remaining patients.

School age children – These flu vaccinations will be taking place at school as normal.

Child Flu Age 2-5 years – The Health Visiting team are doing the nasal flu vaccines this year for this age group. The clinics will be at Pathhead on a Tuesday morning. You should have received a letter with a number to call the health visiting team to book this appointment with them directly. Please phone 07766922751 to book this appointment between 9am and 12pm.

Patients Age 55-64 - Drop in clinics available for age 60-64. Vaccine not available for 55-59 until further notice. 

Due to COVID-19 things will be slightly different this year.

Phone the practice after 10.00am on 01875320302 to book your flu vaccine appointment.

You will be given an appointment time.

On arrival at the surgery you should arrive at your given appointment time. Not any earlier.

Face masks should be worn and you must social distance at all times.

Check in at the reception desk and you will be directed where to stand/sit.

Please take off coats and ensure sleeves are rolled up.

The clinician will call you for your appointment. You will stand during this appointment.

You will then be directed out of the building following the one way system.  

*The NHS in Midlothian is under pressure and we need your help.*

It might feel as if the world has stopped due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – but for us as GPs, it hasn’t.

We are still here for you if you need us.

To help keep everyone safe we are limiting the number of people coming to our surgeries.

If you can, try the self-help guides at NHS Inform to see if you can treat yourself before you call us.

The guides are free and have clinical advice on many conditions from Allergies through to Warts, as well as Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are written and approved by the clinical team at NHS24 – the same team that support you out of hours.

If you still need to contact us you will notice a few changes because of the current COVID-19 social distancing and infection control guidelines:

  • If you are ill with a temperature, new cough or loss of smell/taste, please DO NOT COME TO THE MEDICAL CENTRE. Follow the government advice about staying at home and phone 111 if you feel very unwell or breathless. 
  • Most appointments will be by PHONE or sometimes video. Please do not attend in person unless you have been specifically told to do so.
  • Most annual reviews are postponed.
  • If you need urgent medical advice, PHONE us and we will call you back. 
  • Home visits can still be arranged if clinically appropriate.
  • Prescriptions should be ordered online, and can be sent to a local pharmacy for you to collect.
  • Sick notes will be posted out.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Our practice is in Pathhead village and covers a wide area including the outskirts of Dalkeith, Pathhead and Gorebridge in Midlothian across to Pencaitland in East Lothian and down to Heriot and Oxton in the Borders.

We have a range of staff including GPs, Nurses, Community Pharmacist, A physiotherapist, Community Mental Health Nurses and The Wellbeing Team. Together we offer a range of treatment and support including:

  • Screening programmes and monitoring of long term conditions
  • Sexual Health and Contraception
  • Vaccinations and Immunisations
  • Maternity and child health
  • Minor Surgery and treatment of injuries
  • Travel Advice
  • Prescriptions

If you need to talk to one of the team make an appointment here

(Site updated 02/12/2020)
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