Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance
Flu vaccines this year will be given by appointment only to patients eligible (in an at risk group below) Please do not come to the surgery without an appointment. We are awaiting further instruction from the government regarding the extended programme for 50-64 year olds which is not expected to commence before November.
We ask that patients do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for their given appointment time, to limit the numbers of patients in the building. Please come alone if you can, or with one carer if needed.
Please be prepared to wait outside, and bring a coat or umbrella depending on the weather. Please wear a short sleeve top underneath any outer clothing so that the clinician has easy access to your upper arm to administer the vaccine. Coats and outer layers should be removed before entering the clinical room. A face covering must be worn at all times within the practice, Please do not attend if you or a close contact have symptoms of COVID-19, or have had contact with a suspected/confirmed case.
The person giving you your vaccine will be wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). This will be a mask and possibly an apron, visor or goggles. They won’t be wearing gloves but will wash and sanitise their hands in between patients. This is based on current guidance for vaccination clinics. They will also have to wipe down any chair or surfaces that have been in contact with patients. If you are able to stand for your vaccine this will really help us, but a chair will be available
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