Flu Vaccination 2020
Due to the current social distancing measures which are in place we have found the following step necessary to keep both our staff and patients safe during the COVID Pandemic:
Our flu clinics will start from the end of September 2020 and by appointment only.
We have set up some Saturday clinics on:
- Saturday 3rd October 2020
- Saturday 17th October 2020
We have also set up some ad-hoc clinics mid-week.
We are encouraging patients to book online using the NHS App / Patient Access or by phoning reception 01634 843351
This year’s criteria is for:
- aged 65 and over on 31 March 2021,
- those who are pregnant,
- aged six months to 64 years in a clinical risk group (excluding patients aged two and three on 31 August 2020)
- locum GP’s;
- health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider and;
- health and care staff employed by a voluntary managed hospice
- aged 2 and 3 will need to be booked in our toddler flu clinic bookable via reception
- all primary school children and Year 7 in secondary school (date of birth on or after 1 September 2008 and on or before 31 August 2016) will be offered through a school age immunisation service
If you are not in the criteria DO NOT BOOK as we will not administer the vaccine, you will need to have it done privately.
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, and you will be invited earlier.
You must not attend you appointment if:
- You have any symptoms of Covid-19
- If you have a confirmed diagnosis
- If you have been advised to self-isolate
- If any members of your household are currently self-isolating
- If you or anyone in your household have returned from a country which is on the Governments quarantine list
All patients will be booked into an allocated time slot. The nursing team will be vaccinating quickly so please arrive in time for your appointment.
The car park should be used for disabled badge holders only. So please arrive on foot if you are not a badge holder.
You must wait outside until you are called, so please bring an umbrella in case of bad weather.
Please adhere to social distancing rules at all times.
You must wear your own face coverings when entering the practice. We are not able to provide face coverings.
Hand gel will be freely available to use on entering the practice.
For added protection to our patients the practice will be disinfected by a 30 day active product prior to our flu clinics.
We have created a one way system. When called you will be taken through the main entrance into the waiting area, this is where you vaccine will be administered.
You must come in on your own.
You must be prepared to have your vaccine quickly administered. We are unable to help you with your clothes so please try and wear clothes you can easily manage yourself. Please make you upper arm available as quickly as possible by being ready when you get to the nurse.
To Exit you will be directed along the corridor and out the front of our building. There will be signs throughout.
Thank you for your cooperation during these challenging times.