NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Flu vaccination campaign

DATA as at November 23 shows that the flu vaccination campaign in Dumfries and Galloway is proceeding as per schedule.

Clinics for the over 65s and ‘at-risk’ groups have been completed in most parts of the region and we are proceeding with the Extended Flu Vaccination Programme for the 60-64 age cohort, which we expect to have completed by December 20.

This is in line with Scottish Government directions to deliver a 12-week flu vaccination programme starting September 28 and concluding December 31.

The number of adult flu vaccines delivered to the population as of November 23 was 56,982, and the number of pre-school and primary school vaccinations delivered was 9857.

We are not at the stage of calculating uptake rates yet but we are confident that the uptake is very high this year. We will produce statistics at the end of the programme.

For the primary school flu vaccination programme, NHS Dumfries and Galloway has had the second highest uptake in Scotland, at over 77 per cent.

Anyone who feels that they should have received a vaccination as a member of the over 65s and at risk groups but believes that for whatever reason they may have been omitted is encouraged to get in touch by phoning 01387 241300, with vaccination clinics continuing to run regularly at locations around the region.