FLU CLINICS 2020
Flu Clinics 2020 Whittaker Lane Medical Centre
All clinics ‘Strictly’ by Appointment
Patients in the 'at risk' groups below (with exception to the over 50's) should have received their invitation letter and asked to make an appointment. If you have not received a letter and believe you are in one of the 'at risk' groups, please contact the practice.
We have now run all our flu clinics. If you still need a flu vaccine, we will be running a flu clinic on 19th November 2020 for all 'at risk' groups and 'child nasal'. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
To be invited later in the flu season. We will be vaccinating our 'at risk' groups first –further information to follow
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE ATTENDING FOR YOUR VACCINE **
Please follow these instructions when attending for your flu vaccine:
- Attend on your own unless you need help in mobilising.
- Walk to the practice if you are able to. Car parking at the practice will be restricted.
- Do not arrive early or late for your appointment time: we have allocated a strict number of patients per period to ensure that people are queueing for the minimum of time and social distancing is maintained.
- Please wear a face covering. Unless you are exempt from wearing a mask,
- We encourage you not to touch anything in the practice. Bring your own hand sanitiser to use should you wish to although this will be provided for you.
- Please follow the instructions for queuing. The queue will be marshal controlled to ensure social distancing. If you are in a wheelchair or have very limited mobility, please make yourself know to the queue marshall who will be wearing a luminous yellow jacket.
- If it is raining on the day, please come prepared with an umbrella as the queue will be outside for a short period of time.
- There will be no chairs available to sit while waiting and you will not be able to sit whilst having the vaccination (for infection control). If you think you will struggle with this, please speak to the queue marshall on arrival.
- Wear clothing which makes it easy to expose your upper arm. The vaccinations will be given in the doorways of the rooms to comply with infection control.
- Do not attend if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been told to isolate. Contact us as soon as possible and we will rebook you when you are able to leave isolation.
- Please heed the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow – they are there for your safety.
Flu Vaccination for 50-64 year old
Following recent Government guidance for GP surgeries to consider any surplus flu vaccines for the 50-64 year old age group, we are highly unlikely to have any surplus vaccines following predicted increase uptake of the vaccine this year.
If you are in this age group and classified in the 'at risk' category you will still be entitled to a NHS flu vaccine at your GP surgery this year and the surgery will be in touch.
If the Government provides additional flu vaccines for the 50-64 year old or the GP has any surplus vaccines, then the surgery will contact you to arrange vaccination but please do not ring or come to the GP surgery to enquire about the vaccine, the GP surgery will contact you if you are eligible.