FLU CLINICS – 2020

FLU CLINICS – 2020

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED OUR FLU PLAN FOR 2020. THIS YEAR THINGS ARE BEING DONE DIFFERENTLY DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. SO PLEASE BEAR WITH US AND PLEASE READ THE PLAN TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.

INFORMATION ABOUT FLU VACCINATION – WHO NEEDS IT AND WHY https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/907491/Flu_Vaccination_who_needs_it_and_why_12pp_A5_booklet_2020.pdf

YOUR FLU APPOINTMENT WILL ONLY BE A 2 MINUTE APPOINTMENT. WHICH MEANS YOU WILL BE IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDING. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ASKING OTHER QUERIES EITHER TO RECEPTION OR THE CLINICIAN. FOR THESE QUERIES, WE REQUEST YOU TO CALL THE SURGERY.

DO’S

  • ARRIVE ONLY AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME
  • MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE DISTANCE BETWEEN PATIENTS WHEN QUEING UP TO ENTER THE SURGERY
  • WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING WITH EITHER LEFT OR RIGHT ARM EASILY ACCESSIBLE
  • READ DETAILS OF THE INFLUENZA VACCINATION IN ADVANCE TO CHECK FOR ALLERGIES ETC
  • PLEASE MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
  • ONLY BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU FIT IN ONE OF THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. PLEASE REMEMBER WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED STOCK, HENCE AT RISK AND SHIELDING PATIENTS WILL BE PRIORTISED
  • WEAR A FACE COVERING
  • COME ALONE – EXCEPTION – IF YOU ARE A CHILD, SEVERELY FRAIL OR DISABLED (NEEDING A CARER)
  • TEMPERATURE WILL BE CHECKED ON ARRIVAL

DONT’S

  • PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE COUGH, FEVER SYMPTOMS OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE HOUSEHOLD HAVING SIMILAR SYMPTOMS OR IF YOU ARE SELF ISOLATING FOR ANY REASON
  • PLEASE DO NOT ASK OTHER QUERIES WHEN YOU COME IN FOR YOUR FLU APPOINTMENT. PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT HAVE MORE THAN 1 PATIENT AT ONE TIME INSIDE THE SURGERY
  • DO NOT WALK IN TO THE SURGERY WITHOUT A PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT – YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY

Below is the guidance from NHS England regarding vaccinating 50-64 year old cohort :

Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will NOT be vaccinated until November/December 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 is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example if you have a health condition that puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.”

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do not book a GP appointment if you think you might have coronavirus.
Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people. Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help.

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