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Flu Clinics 2020

Flu/Fluenz Vaccination Clinics 2020

September 2020

This year we will be running our clinics a bit differently so that we can follow infection control guidelines and minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus. Please ensure you follow these guidelines to protect your fellow patients and our staff.

In line with guidance from the Department of Health, we will be vaccinating the normal flu cohort (over 65’s and under 65’s in flu risk groups) first of all, and then rolling out to the new groups after that from November onward.

Adult Flu Vaccines

Our first flu clinics for over 65’s and normal flu risk groups will be Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 17th October.  Please call reception to book your appointment.

Rush Hill  01225 446087 or  Weston Surgery 01255 446089 – where possible, please call in tth afternoon  Thank you.

  • Ensure you read the vaccination information before attendance here:  DoH Flu Vaccine Leaflet 2020
  • Do not attend if you are acutely unwell or have any of the coronavirus symptoms: High temperature of 37.8 or above, new continuous cough, loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Please ensure to use the toilet at home before your appointment as these facilities will be minimised at the surgery.
  • We will be administering vaccines at short intervals. Your appointment time will therefore be to the minute i.e. 10.33am . Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. If you attend by car, wait in your car until your allotted time.
  • Wear a face covering on arrival to the surgery premises (this includes the car park).
  • There will be signs outside the practice directing you where to go and your route around the practice – please follow the signs.
  • We will have staff available to direct you and answer any questions whilst you wait.
  • As you near the front of the queue we will require you to have your arm exposed ready for your vaccination, please dress appropriately in clothes that are easily removed and held or rolled up.
  • Once called to a room for vaccination your identity will be checked and we will ensure vaccination is appropriate. You will then be given the flu vaccination. Our staff will be wearing face masks and face shields, gloves and aprons.
  • If you have any follow up questions please telephone reception as the healthcare assistant,  nurse or doctor will not have time to deal with additional queries at the appointment.
  • Once you have received your vaccine you will exit the building.  Please leave the premises swiftly and ensure your socially distance.

Children’s Flu Vaccines:

The practice will continue to provide flu vaccines for children aged 2 and 3.  We will text eligible patients when the appointments are available to book.  VirginCare Immunisations service will provide this vaccine to children in reception (Year 0) through to year 7.

Children should come with only one adult and no other siblings if possible. Parents should wear face coverings and children ages 11 and over should also wear a face covering, only to be removed for administration of the nasal flu vaccine.

Do not attend if you are acutely unwell or have any of the coronavirus symptoms: High temperature of 37.8 or above, new continuous cough, loss of sense of taste or smell.