INFLUENZA VACCINATION 2020/21
PATIENTS AGED 50 - 64 YEARS
The DHSC have announced that adults aged 50-64 are now eligible for a free flu vaccination from 1st December 2020 as part of the flu vaccination programme delivered in GP practices and community pharmacies.
We are working very hard to ensure all of our patients in this age group, who wish to have a flu vaccination, are offered one.
Our flu vaccination session for 50 - 64 years will be TUESDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2020. Between 1PM - 4PM. Unfortunately we will not be offering any alternative clinics at this moment in time, but advise you to contact us in January 2021 if you are unable to make this session.
You do not need to contact the surgery - You will receive your invite via Letter or Text in due course with your appointed time slot.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not attend for your Flu Vaccination if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms - You vaccination can be rescheduled for a later date. For guidance on COVID-19 symptoms please click HERE
- You will receive your invite via letter or text (This will be sent to you in due course).
- The clinic will be taking place at the surgery with an implemented ONE WAY system around the building and through the building (We will be inviting less patients per session to ensure social distancing is followed. We also kindly ask that you please follow our one-way system this is to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing).
- The Surgery Car Park will be CLOSED (Our car park will only be open for disabled badge holders and taxi's picking up patients with poor mobility).
- You will be allocated a specific time slot to attend for your vaccination (It is imperative that you attend at the time you have been allocated. Failure to do this may result in a delay of you being vaccinated).
- Patients will queue outside of the building 1m apart (This is for everybody's safety - You will only enter the building when instructed by staff to be vaccinated).
- We will have approximately 8 vaccinators at this session (So if you do see other patients arriving please be reassured by this).
- You must wear a face mask or a face covering (Staff will be wearing full PPE so in return we are asking if patients can also wear a face covering).
- You will be asked to sanitize your hands and have your temperature checked upon entering the surgery via the back entrances (This is to ensure the safety of other patients and staff - If your temperature is 37.5 C or above, you will be advised to return home and follow online NHS guidance).
- Where you can please attend for your flu vaccination alone (This is to avoid unnecessary crowds inside the surgery - We are asking if only those who are due to have a vaccination that day can attend).
- Please ensure you are wearing suitable clothing (The flu vaccination is given in the upper part of your arm, so if you can wear something that allows easy access to this area - This will stop any potential delay and help us stick to our time frames).
- Once you have had your Flu Vaccination please exit the building via the front entrance immediately (This is to avoid patients being inside the building for an unnecessary amount of time and crowds. By doing this you will be helping us decrease any delay for those waiting to be vaccinated as we will not allow them into the building until you have exited).
We truly do appreciate that this is a lot of information for everyone involved, but we have no other alternative, as this is the guidelines. We would be very grateful if you could help us by adhering to the above guidance. Thank you for your help in ensuring our clinics run as smoothly as anticipated.
Declining your Flu Vaccination
If you wish to decline your flu vaccination this year please contact the surgery as soon as possible to inform us, so that we can update your record.
For further guidance on the Flu Vaccination Please click HERE