Flu Clinic 2020

How do I make an appointment?

In order to ensure we are COVID safe we are initially offering appointments on a Saturday at the Surgery for Flu clinics only.

Appointments times are being allocated and you can book these appointments using the on-line booking or by calling the reception team.

Our initial appointments are for those patients who are aged 65 and over only:

  • Saturday 12th September 09:00 to 12:00
  • Saturday 19th September 09:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:30

We would like to get as many of our Aged 65 and over patients vaccinated during these sessions but may extend to the 26th September if the demand is there.

We are yet to receive confirmation of the exact delivery dates for the vaccine for our patients who are aged 64 and under, but we anticipate this will be by 1st October. We will contact all patients as soon as the clinic dates for this age group are known.

The same applies to pre-school children aged 2 and 3. Please note that children aged 4-10 years will normally be vaccinated at school.

What will happen when I arrive?

When you arrive you will be met on the car park by a member of staff who will ask you to complete a form, confirming you are well on the day and that we have your most up to date contact details.

You will be asked to take this form with you and return it to a member of staff before you leave.

You will then be asked to enter the Surgery via the side entrance and directed to a clinical room for your vaccination.

Once you have had your vaccination you will exit via the reception area and another member of staff will take your form.

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time>

How is this different to normal?

We have introduced this one way system to minimise your contact with staff and other patients purely for your own protection and to be as COVID safe as possible. There will be staff available to assist you if necessary.

What do I need to do?

You will need to wear a face mask before entering the building and please ensure you wash your hands before you come.

You will need to wear loose fitting clothing that can be easily moved to allow the easiest access to your bear arm for the vaccine to be administered.

What about car parking?

Car parking will be even more restricted than normal. We ask that if you are able bodied please use the church care park adjacent to the surgery ensuring there will be sufficient parking on the surgery car park for those disabled patients.

How long will it take?

Appointments are being booked at 2 minute intervals with either 2 or 3 clinicians working at a time.

We aim to keep the flow of patients going and would expect you to be on site no longer than 10
minutes from start to finish.

Please be patient with the staff as this is going to be different for us too.

Will I just be offered my flu vaccination?

Even if the COVID-19 vaccine is available, we are not likely to be allowed to administer them together.

For those patients who are eligible for the pneumonia/shingles vaccines, these will not be administered at this time so you will be asked to contact the surgery separately about these.

What do after I’ve had my flu vaccination?

Most patients can leave the site immediately; however, in some cases, we might ask patients to remain on the premises for a short while.

Important

  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your appointment time.
  • Please check-in with the member of staff in the car park.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing to allow ease of access to your arm.
  • Please be patient with the staff as this is going to be different for us too.