Are you a Vulnerable Patient
Advice for people at higher risk – those who are 70 or older, are pregnant or have a condition that increases the risks from coronavirus.
Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19
COVID-19 means we are all experiencing an unprecedented situation. Everyone reacts differently, and we will have periods where we find it more difficult to deal with. It’s okay not to feel okay. Talking to someone can often help.
Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.
If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.
Covid Vaccine Appointments
We are receiving an increasing number of calls daily regarding Covid vaccination appointments and this is holding up our phone lines for medical queries. We have no control over who and when you will receive your appointment.
We are also hearing that a many people are identifying themselves as housebound and refusing to go to TECA for a number of reasons, most of which would not put them in the category of housebound. For this reason, the community nursing team have been unable to move down from the over 80 age group. This means some genuinely housebound and frail people have not had their vaccine yet.
We would strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend your appointment at TECA. This is the quickest way to be vaccinated. Even if you identify as "housebound " family or friend maybe able to take you. There are wheelchairs at the door, Red Cross to assist and plenty of disabled parking near the door. Additionally, taxi companies are offering reduced fares for return journeys to TECA.
Please do not phone Community Nurse teams or the Community Referral Line as this will not speed up the process but is in fact slowing it down.
However if you genuinely can't attend TECA, please call the telephone number on your letter to reschedule. If you have any other queries relating to the COVID-19 vaccination please call the national helpline on 0800 030 8013.
Please note that NHS Scotland will never ask you to pay for the coronavirus vaccine and will not contact you by email.