It’s been a tough year and with Flu season fast approaching it is more important than ever that we begin preparations to ensure our flu vaccinations are carried out as promptly and as safely as possible. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalisations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
This year we will be operating a drive/walk through clinic to help with Social Distancing and infection control to reduce the risk for our patients. This may be run in Anson Court Car Park (behind our surgery) who are very kindly supporting us in our vaccination programme for our community.
We ask patients attending clinic to arrive at their specified time, to please wear a face covering and ensure your clothing allows a clinician easy access to your injection site (left or right arm)
We ask that only the individual requiring their vaccination attends practice for their appointment (only carers with prior arrangement will be permitted access to accompany an appointment) All attending patients will be screened on entry to the clinic.
We understand that some patients will feel reluctant to attend the practice, We can reassure you that we taking all recommended precautions so that we can protect both patients and staff. Our team will be wearing PPE and patients will be asked to both wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles at all times or if walking through, to keep a 2 metre distance until the vaccinator is free to see them. All hygiene control measures will be in place for every visit.
Please note our reception desk will be closed to enquiries and bookings during these clinics
To find out if you are eligible for the flu vaccination please follow this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
Childrens nasal sprays will be available and we will update you as soon as we have information of their delivery time, currently we will only be taking bookings for the flu jab.