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Drop In For Your Flu or COVID-19 Vaccination

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Scottish Ambulance Service mobile vaccination unit are coming to the following venues:
Tesco Extra St Rollox Business Park
Cobden Road, Springburn, G21 1YL
Monday 17th January 2022
Open 10.00am - 5.00pm
Morrisons Supermarket
1760 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G52 2BW
Tuesday 18th January 2022
Open 10.00am - 5.00pm
Hope Church Royston
117 Royston Road, Glasgow, G21 2QN
Wednesday 19th January 2022
Open 10.00am - 5.00pm
Mecca Bingo Glasgow Forge
1221 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 5NZ
Thursday 20th January 2022
Open 10.00am - 5.00pm
Who can attend the drop in?
1st dose COVID-19 vaccinations are available to everyone 12 YEARS OR OVER and as a 2nd vaccination to anyone aged between 12-17 YEARS OLD who have received Pfizer for their 1st dose and waited over 12 weeks for their second dose and 18 YEARS OR OVER who have waited at least eight weeks since their 1st dose.
You will also be offered the COVID-19 booster vaccination if you are more than 12 weeks from your 2nd dose.
Please visit for information on eligibility.
Each vaccination will be operating on a first come first served basis and there will be a set capacity each day.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it. You can call 0800 030 8013 to make an appointment at one of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s community clinics.

COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Certificates

Flu Vaccinations 2021/22

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde will be delivering flu vaccinations for 2021/22 and will be delivered in community clinics and not at your GP practice. The following groups of people are recommended to have the free flu vaccine this year:

  • Adults aged 50 or over (or will be by 31 March 2022)
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged 6 months or over with an eligible health condition
  • Healthcare workers
  • NHS independent contractors 
  • Social care workers who deliver direct personal care
  • Unpaid and young carers
  • Nursery, Primary and Secondary school teachers and pupils
  • Prisoners
  • Children aged 2-5 years and not yet in school (children must be aged 2 years or above on 1 September 2021 to be eligible)
  • Primary school children (P1 to P7)
  • Secondary school pupils (S1 to S6)

Those who are entitled will be contacted by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde with information on your appointment.

Unfortunately the practice is unable to assist with this as all invitations are organised by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board.

For further information on the flu vaccination, please visit NHS Inform here.

Physical Distancing in GP Practices

Although restrictions of general activities outside of healthcare settings have mostly been eased, The Scottish Government is currently reviewing the physical distancing requirements for health and social care settings in Scotland. In the meantime, it will still remain a requirement that staff and patients at Main Street Medical Centre, until and unless further notified, will continue to follow these guidelines:

  • Wearing of face coverings by patients, the public and staff (unless you are exempt)
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres within the waiting room and surgery
  • Continue to contact the practice by telephone in the first instance
  • Wearing of PPE by staff
  • Screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst Scottish Government review our guidelines and we await further updates.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drop-In Centres

To encourage as many people as possible have access to a COVID-19 vaccination, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is changing the criteria for their drop-in clinics.

Drop-ins will be open to those who have not had a first dose of vaccine, and those who have waited over 8 weeks for their second dose and do not have an appointment booked.

The drop-in centres are offering Pfizer to people aged 18 to 39 and AstraZeneca is available for people aged 40 years old and over as a first dose. They are also offering second doses to anyone who is eight weeks from their first AstraZeneca vaccination.

To view the timetable for the COVID-19 vaccination drop-in centres, please visit or follow our Facebook page here where we are sharing the venues each day.

Coronavirus Testing

We are aware that a lot of people have access to COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests at home.

Please note that if you have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection (cough, temperature, new shortness of breath), the only suitable test is a PCR test, booked via or by phoning 119.

We are also aware that patients with the new Delta variant are experiencing slightly different symptoms (e.g. sore throat, runny nose, aching muscles and headaches) and would ask you to book a PCR test if you develop these symptoms.

Lateral Flow Tests are not reliable enough to rule out symptomatic COVID-19 infection and should only be used for people who do not have symptoms (when screening for very mild infection). They have also not to be used if you have been told to self-isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

If you contact the surgery with symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection you will be asked to self-isolate and organise a PCR test, even if you have already undertaken a Lateral Flow Test.

For further information, please follow this link:

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

From June 2021, Main Street Medical Centre is delighted to welcome an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist to our team. Stephen Cosgrove will work alongside the GPs on a Wednesday and Friday each week and is a specialist in all musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Stephen will be the first clinical point of contact for all MSK conditions and appointments can be made via our trained reception team, or alternatively, by a referral route from the GP. 

Please note that patients are still able to self-refer directly to the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Physiotherapy Service by filling out a referral form and taking or posting to your local Physiotherapy Department listed below:

COVID Status Certification (COVID Passports)

Please do not contact the practice to ask for a COVID-19 vaccination passport or status certificate - we will not be able to provide any standard document for this. 

You can now visit NHS Inform to obtain a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination status by using the following weblink: or by calling the free COVID-19 Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565.

Change of Telephone Number

Main Street Medical Centre will be changing telephone number from Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Our new telephone number will be changed to 0141 739 6666Please note that some calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.

We have decided to change our telephone provider in order to improve our telephone services and have a more effective system for managing our incoming and outgoing calls. It is therefore important that our patients and service users update their contacts to reflect our new number from 28th October 2020.

Coronavirus Update

Telephone Triage

Following guidance from Health Protection Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, we continue to provide a telephone triage system. Our telephone triage system has been effective in allowing us to provide patients access to the care that they require by providing a consultation via the telephone with the GP in the first instance. This system has been implemented to keep patients safe by preventing unnecessary visits to the practice but by having our clinical team accessible to any patient who is unwell or requires medical attention.

When requesting to speak to a GP, our trained reception team will take your name, date of birth and up-to-date contact details in order for someone to call you back. They will ask you for a brief reason for needing to speak with the GP. This is done so that we can pass on details to the clinician in order for them to prioritise their calls so that patients are managed safely. All of our reception and administrative team follow the same confidentiality principles as our clinical staff.

Once the GP has spoken with a patient on the phone, they may be able to resolve issues remotely however; they may also ask you to attend the surgery for a face-to-face consultation or may also offer a video consultation.

When Attending the Surgery

We have decided to stagger face-to-face appointments to ensure the safety of patients and to control the number of people in the practice at any one time. 

We ask that when arriving to your appointment, that you arrive on time for your appointment. We ask that one person may attend with a child and if you are a carer for a patient, you may also attend. Please do not bring additional people with you to your appointment unless they are happy to wait outside the surgery.

Patients will be asked to wear a mask or face covering on arrival to the surgery and when patients do not have appropriate face coverings, the surgery will provide one. We will ask patients to wear a mask while in the waiting room and in the consultation room with the clinician. All clinicians will be wearing appropriate PPE during your appointment and hand sanitiser is also available. We have also restricted our waiting room to comply with 2 metre social distancing measures.

Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patients and service users for their support and patience during this challenging time. We will continue to review our procedures at each phase of the pandemic to ensure that we deliver our services safely. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of our team on 0141 739 6666.

- Main Street Medical Centre

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