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. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment. 

 

Over 50’s

 

A text has been sent out to our patients aged 50 - 64 eligible for a flu vaccine. If you have not received a text and are in this age group, and would like to have a flu vaccine, please contact the surgery to book an appointment. 

 

 

Flu Vaccine for 50-64

Before attending your appointment we advise you to read the following information. It contains an important medicine leaflet regards the 'Flublok Influenza Vaccine' 

flublokv1-pt-info.pdf

** 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.