Foyers Medical Centre
COVID VACCINES FOR FOYERS MEDICAL CENTRE PATIENTS
Please contact the Practice to book your Covid vaccine if.
- It more than 6-8 weeks since your first vaccine
- If you have not yet attended for your first vaccine.
We look forward to hearing from you.
If you have a non urgent enquiry or wish to book a routine appointment please call Foyers medical centre between the hours of
08:30 to 13:00
14:00 to 17:00.
The phone lines are restricted to urgent calls between 8 am and 8.30am and 17:00 and 18:00
If you call is an emergency, please call 999
Ionad Meidigeach Fhoithir
The Doctors and staff are proud to offer the highest standard of patient centred health care. We run clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care and childhood vaccinations.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Covid Vaccination Program
NHS Highland have advised
- Patients should not contact your GP 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. Scottish Government is 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, Scottish Government are developing a technical solution that could allow people to access their Covid vaccination status directly.
Any patients over 40, please contact the Practice to book your appoinment.
If you have not been contacted and are aged 40 years or over, or eligible by being part Groups 1 to 9 (see below) then please contact the practice on the above number and we will book your first vaccination.
Please be aware that the supply of the vaccines will dictate the availability of the appointments.
Testing for Coronavirus
Self-help guide: Access to testing for coronavirus
Advice for people who may have coronavirus and want to be tested
To find out more about the vaccines approved in the UK, see:
Dr Phil Bryan, MHRA Vaccines Safety Lead said:
"We are closely reviewing reports but the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause"
"People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so"
Leaflet produced by Public Health England, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting.
Foyers Medical Centre are working through the Priority Groups as outlined below and patients will either receive a phone call or a letter inviting you to attend for your vaccine from the Practice team.
Residents in a care home for older adults
Staff working in care homes for older adults
All those 80 years of age and over
Frontline Health and social care workers
All those 75 years of age and over
All those 70 years of age and over
Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
All those 65 years of age and over
Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group, including adult carers.
See table three of the Greenbook for further information on those who will be included in group 6.
Asthma – patients are eligible if they have ever had an admission specifically for asthma OR if they are on inhalers (prescribed in the last year) and have required three courses or more of oral prednisolone in the last two years.
All those 60 years of age and over
All those 55 years of age and over
All those 50 years of age and over
The JCVI group 6 also specifies vaccination for adults who are deemed carers.
Please note that we are using the definition for an unpaid carer as set out in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This will capture all unpaid carers set out in the JCVI definition (those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable)
If you wish to register as an unpaid carer please follow the link below.
The self-registration portal for unpaid carers
If you have a general query about the COVID-19 vaccine, please look on the NHS Inform website or use the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Vaccine rollout to the general public, based on age and underlying health conditions, and will depend on vaccine supply.
Please avoid calling with any general queries about the COVID-19 vaccine as we are unable to give you any more information at this stage and we need to try and keep phone-lines open for people who are unwell and needing medical care. Many thanks for your ongoing patience and cooperation.
Loch Ness & Strathnairn Medical Practice is proud to be an accredited teaching Practice
We are delighted to have Medical students, Junior Doctors, and Registrars, working alongside the GP’s in the Practice.
If you do not wish to be seen by a trainee or have one present during a consultation, please inform the Reception staff. Many thanks
(Site updated 15/07/2021)