Here's a full list of all 9 Edinburgh 'drive-through' flu jab centres and 10 walk-in sites running this winter - and their opening dates and time slots

Details of Edinburgh’s new drive-through and walk-in flu jab sites have been published online.

Friday, 18th September 2020, 6:36 pm
Updated Friday, 18th September 2020, 6:49 pm

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The sites - which can each vaccinate up to 500 people a day - will be set up across the city at places like Easter Road stadium, the Scottish Government building at Victoria Quay and Edinburgh Bioquarter in Little France.

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A total of 19 drive-through and walk-in sites have been set up across Edinburgh to delivery the city's flu vaccination programme. Pictures: Image Point Fr and James W Copeland/Shutterstock

Flu jabs will also be administered at some GP practices and hospitals, schools, community pharmacies and various walk-in clinics, with practices alone not able to give flu vaccines to everyone required due to Covid-19 and the need to keep social distancing.

According to the NHS Inform website, the drive-through centres and walk-in sites will initially be for anyone over the age of 65, in a clinical risk group, those who are pregnant, a young or unpaid carer or those living with someone who has been shielding. However, it is unlikely anyone else who is eligible for a free flu jab will be turned away.

Several GP practice websites across Edinburgh are now telling patients which drive-through testing centre to go to and are providing a list of available dates and time slots, to be allocated based on the first letter of your surname to prevent traffic queuing. Those without cars, including cyclists, can attend the walk-in clinics.

Here are the drive-through and walk-in flu jab sites as listed on the NHS Inform website, with details of which patients should visit them and opening dates and times;

Drive-through sites

Easter Road Stadium

For patients from St Triduana's Medical Practice, Brunton Place Surgery and Boroughloch Medical Practice:

Dates – Saturday 26 Septembe, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October

For patients from Marchmont Medical Practice, Meadows Medical Practice, St Leonard's Medical Centre, Restalrig Park Medical Centre and Portobello Surgery:

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Edinburgh Bioquarter (Little France)

For patients from University Health Service, Mackenzie Medical Centre, Dr Comiskey & Partners, Braefoot Medical Practice, Dalkeith Road Medical Practice, and Liberton Medical Group:

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October

For patients from Gracemount Medical Practice, The Southern Medical Group, Inchpark Surgery and Ferniehill Surgery:

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November, Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Holyrood High School

For patients from Baronscourt Surgery, Durham Road Medical Group, Milton Surgery, Southfield Medical Practice, Niddrie Medical Practice, Craigmillar Medical Group:

Dates – Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October, Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November.

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Napier University Craiglockhart Campus

For patients from Grange Medical Group, Morningside Medical Practice, and Bruntsfield Medical Practice:

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October

For patients from Hermitage Medical Practice, Braids Medical Practice, Firrhill Medical Centre and Craiglockhart Medical Group:

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November, Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November, Saturday 21 November, Sunday 22 November

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Napier University Sighthill Campus

For patients from Colinton Surgery, Drs Sharpe, Putta & Burns Practice, Slateford Medical Practice and Springwell Medical Centre:

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October

For patients from Sighthill Green Medical Practice, Whinpark Medical Practice, Wester Hailes Medical Practice and Riccarton General Practice: Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November, Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Queensferry High School

For patients from South Queensferry Practice:

Dates – Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Scottish Gas (Waterfront Avenue, Granton)

For patients from Dr Shaw & Partners, The Group Practice – Eyre and The Green Practice:

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October.

For patients from Blackhall Medical Centre, Muirhouse Medical Group, Crewe Medical Centre and Davidson's Mains Medical Centre:

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November, Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Scottish Government (Victoria Quay)

For patients from Dr Steve Allan & Partners, The Hopetoun Practice, Annandale Medical Practice, Leith Surgery and Links Medical Centre:

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October

For patients from The Victoria Practice, Leith Mount Surgery, Summerside Medical Practice, Mill Lane Surgery and The Long House Surgery: Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November, Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Younger Building (Edinburgh Park)

For patients from Cramond Medical Practice, Parkgrove Medical Practice, The Pentlands Medical Practice, Murrayfield Medical Practice and Murrayfield Medical Centre:

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Friday 2 October, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Monday 5 October, Friday 9 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October, Monday 12 October, Saturday 17 October, Sunday 18 October

For patients from Barclay Medical Practice East Craigs, Ladywell Medical Centre (West) and Ladywell Medical Centre (East):

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November, Saturday 7 November, Sunday 8 November, Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November.

A – B - 9am to 10am

C - D - 10am to 11am

E - H - 11am to 12pm

I – L - 12pm to 1pm

M – N - 1pm to 2:30pm

O – R - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

S – U - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

V - Z - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Walk-in sites

Conan Doyle Medical centre

For patients from University Health Service, St Leonard's Medical Centre, Mackenzie Medical Centre, The Southern Medical Group, Inchpark Surgery, Ferniehill Surgery, Braefoot Medical Practice, Dalkeith Road Medical Practice, and Dr Comiskey & Partners;

Dates - October 17, 24 and 31 (all Saturday clinics).

A – F - 9am to 10am

G – L - 10am to 11am

M – R - 11am to 12

S – Z - 12 to 1pm

Craigmillar Medical centre

For patients from Milton Surgery, Southfield Medical Practice, Durham Road Medical Group, Niddrie Medical Practice and Craigmillar Medical Group;

Dates – Saturday 26 September, Sunday 27 September, Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October

Currie Community Centre

For patients from The Pentlands Medical Practice;

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November

Norton Park (business and conference centre)

For patients from Baronscourt Surgery, St Triduana's Medical Practice, The Hopetoun Practice, Annandale Medical Practice, Bellevue Medical Centre, Brunton Place Surgery, Portobello, Dr Comiskey & Partners and Restalrig Park Medical Centre.

Dates – Wednesday 4 November, Thursday 5 November, Tuesday 10 November, Wednesday 11 November, Wednesday 18 November, Thursday 19 November, Tuesday 24 November, Wednesday 25 November

Parkgrove Medical Practice

For patients from Parkgrove Medical Practice, Barclay Medical Practice East Craigs, Davidson's Mains Medical Centre, Blackhall Medical Centre and Cramond Medical Practice;

Dates – Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October

Ross Fountain (East Princes Street Gardens)

For patients from Grange Medical Group, Hermitage Medical Practice, Boroughloch Medical Practice, Marchmont Medical Practice, Bruntsfield Medical Practice, Meadows Medical Practice, Morningside Medical Practice, The Group Practice, Dr Shaw & Partners, The Green Practice at Stockbridge Health Centre, and Dr Steve Allan & Partners;

Dates – Tuesday 3 November, Wednesday 4 November, Wednesday 11 November, Thursday 12 November, Tuesday 17 November, Wednesday 18 November, Wednesday 25 November, Thursday 26 November

South Queensferry Medical Practice

For patients from South Queensferry Medical Practice:

Dates – Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November

Tollcross Health Centre

For patients from Gilmore Medical Practice, Leven Medical Practice and Polwarth Medical Practice:

Dates – Saturday 3 October, Sunday 4 October, Saturday 10 October, Sunday 11 October

Tynecastle Stadium

For patients from Slateford Medical Practice, Springwell Medical Group, Murrayfield Medical Practice and Murrayfield Medical Centre.

Dates – Saturday 14 October, Sunday 15 October, Saturday 21 October, Sunday 22 October.

West End Medical Practice

For patients from West End Medical Practice:

Dates – Saturday 24 October, Sunday 25 October