Covid Vaccine Drop-in Clinic
There is a drop-in vaccination clinic for people aged 18-39 at Gorebridge Leisure Centre daily from 8am - 6pm from 30th June 2021. You don't need to be registered with a GP to get your first vaccine at a drop-in clinic. You can get your first dose, or second if it's been more than 8 weeks since your first. The usual booked clinic is still running as normal.
People aged 18 - 39 will receive the Moderna vaccine.
Light at the end of the tunnel ...... 87% of our patients over 16 years old have had the first vaccines and 68% have had both vaccines against coronavirus.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO ASK FOR A COVID VACCINATION PASSPORT OR STATUS CERTIFICATE.
They will not be able to provide any standard document. International certification standards have not yet been agreed.
The Scottish Government is working to support the re-opening of international travel once it is safe to do so. We are working with the other UK Nations and with the World Health Organisation to agree on potential future COVID certification requirements for international travel.
As part of this, we are developing a technical solution that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly.
GREEN IMPACT FOR HEALTH
The practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. The climate emergency is also a health emergency and healthcare in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK's carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet. Fortunately, most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better - for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc, all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare. Take a look at www.greenerpractice.co.uk to learn more about this.