Saturday Flu Clinics Information – Oct/Nov 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the way we administer the flu vaccine this year will be quite different. It is a challenge to manage the flu vaccination this year for GP Surgeries and we ask for your understanding and assistance to help us do so. We plan to run several Saturday Flu Only clinics during October and the beginning of November.
People in the 50-64 year old age group who are otherwise well will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be able to obtain a flu vaccine earlier.
Booking Your Appointment
If you are eligible for a flu vaccine then please contact the surgery and ask for an appointment. You will be given a specific appointment time. We are unable to give flu vaccinations to patients who attend without an appointment.
Our Saturday flu clinics will only be suitable for people who are able to stand outside and queue for about 5 minutes and are also able to manage 2 steps. If you are unable to do this please advise us when you contact the surgery as we are running other clinics for people whose mobility does not allow them to attend the usual Saturday clinics.
What you need to do on the day of your appointment
- Please arrive 5 minutes early for your appointment, but no earlier. If you arrive earlier than this please wait in your car until 5 minutes before you scheduled appointment.
- Please bring a face mask and dress for the weather (bring an umbrella if necessary, although we will have a few umbrellas available in case) as you will need to queue outside for a short period of time.
- When you arrive you will not enter through the main entrance. You will be directed to one side of the building or the other. There will be a member of staff or a volunteer on hand to help you with this.
- Please follow the signs and join the queue (which will not be long). A member of staff or volunteer will be available to help and will guide you to your clinic room when the nurse or doctor is ready for you.
- You will be asked our standard COVID-19 screening questions whilst you wait.
- When you are invited into the surgery you will need to put your mask on and use hand gel.
- Please do not touch anything in the surgery.
- As we are on a very tight timescale please note we don’t have any time to chat or speak about any other issue you may have.
- Maintain social distancing at all times.
- There will be no toilet facilities available on the day for infection control reasons.
- There will be staff and volunteers around to help and assist.
- After you have had your vaccination you will be guided out of the practice through the front entrance. You must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.
- If you need to drive after your vaccination, please wait in your car for 5 minutes before driving.