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Flu Clinics 2020
Posted on 11 Sep 2020
Flu Clinics 2020
Our Saturday Flu Clinics will be held strictly by appointment, between 9am and 1pm on:
- Saturday 3rd October
- Saturday 10th October
Who should get the flu vaccine?
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- Adults 65 and over (including anyone who will be 65 by the 31st March 2021)
- People under 65 with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- Pregnant women
- CARERS – including people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- Children in primary school (these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
- Children in year 7 (secondary school) ( these vaccines are available via the school ONLY)
- Frontline health or social care workers
How to book
Please telephone Reception any week day 0830 – 1830 to book your flu vaccination on 0207 254 1101 or you can book it online via NHS App. To download the app, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and 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 are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
On the day of the flu clinic:
Due to COVID-19, the process for our flu clinics will be different this year so that we can minimise your time at the surgery and comply with social distancing and PPE guidelines.
On the day of your appointment, please follow the instructions below:
- Please do not arrive early or late for your appointment.
- Please ensure you wear appropriate short sleeve clothing underneath your outerwear as on arrival at the surgery, you will be asked to have one of your arms exposed ready for your vaccination before entering the building.
- All patients are required to wear a face covering before entering the building.
- Only patients eligible for a vaccination will be permitted to enter the surgery (unless they require help from a parent or carer).
- On arrival, please queue (socially distanced) outside the front door of the surgery and a member of staff will ask you to enter the premises when there is enough space.
- Once inside the surgery, you will be checked in and asked to wait until you are called by a clinician. Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
- Vaccinations will be done in the door entrance of clinical rooms. Please wear suitable clothing as this will be a public area.
- Once you have had your vaccination, please follow the signage to exit the surgery via the back doors leading to the car park.
- There will be a seating area in the car park where you will be asked to rest for 5 minutes post vaccination.
For more information about flu vaccination, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/