NHS Western Isles is appealing to everyone with scheduled appointments for vaccination (including COVID, flu or COVID booster) to please let us know if they are unable to attend for any reason.
Over last weekend (September 18-19), flu vaccination clinics were held in Lewis for some of the first eligible groups.
There was disappointing attendance at the clinics and the majority of those who did not attend, did not notify us that they would not be attending.
Missed appointments waste precious vaccinators’ time and mean that the number of appointments available for patients is reduced by each non-attendance that occurs.
"We would make a plea to everyone with a scheduled appointment to please make every effort to attend. If you are not able to, or do not wish to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.
"We would appreciate as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend, but even late notification is better than no notification at all.
"Letting us know that you are unable to make your appointment means that the appointment time may be offered to someone else, or the clinic could be reorganised to prevent a wasted vaccination clinic time.