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Flu can be unpleasant, but if you’re otherwise healthy, it’ll usually clear up on its own in about a week. But flu can be more severe in certain people, and the best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn before flu starts circulating. With coronavirus (COVID-19) around it's more important than ever to get the flu vaccine this autumn to protect yourself, others and the NHS. If you are in an eligible group you should receive a letter inviting you to get the flu vaccine, please follow these instructions. This year, you may notice you're invited to a new location to receive your flu vaccine or the health professional giving your immunisation has changed. Depending on where you live, you may be able to get your vaccine at:
- healthcare settings such as GP practices, hospitals or community pharmacies
- community venues such as town halls, village halls, sports halls and secondary schools
- drive-through or walk-through clinics
You can check on NHS Inform to see if you are eligible for the free flu vaccination and if you’re not in one of the eligible groups, the link will advise where you can get the vaccine within one of the many community pharmacies for a fee should you choose to. Find out more about the symptoms of flu or visit the self-help guide about Flu-like illness. Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include symptoms such as:
- fever (temperature above 37.8°C)
- dry, chesty cough
- tiredness or exhaustion
General Health Support
General Health Support is available from the Disability & Wellbeing Service. This is a confidential service available to all students at the University who we work with to enable them to access appropriate services. All students should register with a general practitioner (GP) in relation to the postcode area of their term-time address.
The Health & Wellbeing Adviser can assist in promoting positive health and wellbeing by providing advice and information on looking after your health. We provide support with health-related issues, assistance to access other professionals and advice on a range of health issues, minor illness and common ailments.
If you require emergency assistance or First Aid, telephone Security Control on the Emergency Number 2222 (0141 548 2222). University Security Staff are available 24 Hours a day, are qualified to administer First Aid and will take appropriate action.
Student Registration for GP Services
If you are a student and live in university accommodation, and/or also stay within the following postcode areas G1, G2, G3, G4, G21,G31 and G33 the Parade Group Practice can accept you on to their Practice list.
If you live in the G1.1, G1.5, G21.1, G21.2, G21.3, G21.4, G31.2, G31.3, G32.6, G33.2, G4.0 postcode area Townhead Medical Practice can accept you on to their Practice list. Both these medical practices are within Townhead Health Centre, 6 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ES. Patients can ask to register with both Practices on a permanent or a temporary basis (if staying at the address for less than 3 months).
Online registration can be completed by the online application forms on the Townhead Medical Practice website or the Parade Group Practice website.
Please remember to take identification with you when you first attend the practice. You are advised to register as soon as possible and not wait until you are unwell. This may delay your medical treatment, as they will not have access to your previous medical records and/or history.
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