We will operate our Flu Clinics in a slightly different way this year due to COVID- 19. Patients will be vetted and relevant questions asked before being let into the surgery.
For the first two hours of the Clinic, you will be required to book an appointment. This is so we can control the busiest time of the Flu Clinic much better, whilst ensuring that we keep patients and staff safe at all times. The second part of the Clinic will be on a Drop-in basis and no appointment will be required. (Please phone reception after 10:00 to book your appointment).
Over 65’s Flu Clinic
Further clinics to be organised.
Attending a Saturday Flu Clinic Appointment
Please queue in an orderly manner making sure you maintain 2m social distancing.
Face covering to be worn at all times whilst in the Surgery.
Where possible please attend alone unless you require the aid of a carer (The carer also needs to wear a face covering at all times).
Please give some thought to your attire. You will need to be ready to expose the top of your arm, so that we can immunise you as quickly as possible.
There will be no toilet facilities available due to infection control.
There will be limited parking on site, please use alternative travel arrangements if possible.
“At Risk” Patients and Under 65’s Patients
The vaccination programme for the “at risk” patients and under 65’s patients will be commencing in October (further details to follow)
Patients in Care Homes
The Surgery will be arranging flu vaccinations for all of their patients in care homes
For patients who are truly housebound, please telephone the Surgery as usual, so that we can add you to the waiting list.
50-64 year old age group
Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time.