Older Adults Vaccinations
For routine vaccinations people will be contacted directly by NHS Forth Valley when they become eligible. There is no need to contact your GP practice.
People will be offered a variety of opportunities to be vaccinated within community vaccination centres across Forth Valley.
Those who are housebound will continue to get their vaccination at home and care home residents will get their vaccination in their care home setting.
People who have been previously invited for vaccination by their GP and have not yet taken up the offer will be given a further opportunity to come forward by invitation over the coming year.
The pneumococcal vaccine provides some protection against one of the most common causes of meningitis, and against other conditions such as severe ear infections and pneumonia caused by pneumococcal bacteria.
People aged 65 or over are offered a single dose of the vaccine.
It may also be available if you’re under 65 (including children) and fall under one of the risk groups, or have a serious medical conditions.
The shingles vaccine helps reduce your risk of developing shingles. If you do get shingles, it can reduce how serious the symptoms will be.
This vaccine is now routinely offered in Scotland as a single injection to people aged 70 to 79 by 1 September 2021.
Those with a severely weakened immune system may be offered a second dose of the vaccine.
The annual flu vaccine programme runs between October and March. More information on how to get the vaccine is available on the Flu Vaccination page when the programme is active.
If you have an enquiry about vaccinations or to reschedule an appointment please contact us.
Phone: 0800 130 3120