When will the flu clinics be held?

  • Wednesday 16th September 9am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday 17th September 9am - 1pm
  • Wednesday 23rd September 4pm - 7.30pm

How do I book?

Invitations are being sent to those eligible, over the age of 18, by text or telephone call by a member of the practice team.   

If you think you are at risk and qualify for a free flu vaccine but haven't received an invitation, please telephone the practice and a member of the practice team will check this for you. 

I've heard people aged 50-64yrs, not in a clinical risk group, can have the vaccine free this year?

People in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and 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 you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

What measures are you putting into place?

The clinics are on an appointment only basis.

As you are probably aware, this year will be a very challenging year for delivering the flu vaccine programme. When you attend your flu vaccine appointment, we would like to inform you of what will happen during your visit:

This appointment is for your Flu Vaccination ONLY.

  • 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 the following week and we will rebook you when you are able to leave isolation.
  • Attend on your own unless you need help in mobilising, if you are accompanied they will be asked to wait outside of the building whilst you are vaccinated.
  • Walk to the practice if you are able to. The only car parking at the practice will be for blue badge holders. If you do need to drive, please be considerate of our neighbours if you park on Leamington Road.
  • Do not arrive early or late for your appointment time: we have allocated strict short appointment times to ensure that people are queueing for the minimum of time and social distancing is maintained.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • We encourage you not to touch anything in the practice. Bring your own hand sanitiser to use should you wish to.
  • Please follow the instructions for queuing. The queue will be controlled to ensure social distancing. A member of the Reception Team will inform you when you arrive at the front of the Surgery as to where you must queue.
  • 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.
  • For infection control measures, where possible, your flu vaccine will be administered while you are standing. There will be no chairs available to sit while waiting for your vaccination.
  • Wear clothing which makes it easy to expose your upper arm and be prepared before the Clinician who will be vaccinating you calls you into the building.
  • The vaccinations will be given in the doorways of the rooms to comply with infection control.
  • You will be asked to leave via the side door of the building to ensure a continuous flow of patient traffic.
  • Please heed the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow – they are there for your safety and we are here to help you.

 

If you cannot attend the appointment time you have been given, please call us ASAP so we can reallocate you. This may mean we cannot vaccinate you until later in the season.

We would like to thank you for supporting your GP Practice during the Flu Vaccination season.

 

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Information 2020 - Pre-advice

It is important to read this form prior to your flu vaccination so that the nurse can check the vaccination is right for you.

  1. Have you any illness with a high temperature or are you on any antibiotics? Your vaccination may need to be delayed until you have recovered.
  2. Are you allergic to eggs or egg products – chicken/egg protein, latex, neomycin, formaldehyde, octoxinol 9, kanamycin, hydrocortisone or any constituents of the vaccine?
  3. Have you ever had a reaction to the Influenza vaccine or any other vaccine?
  4. Do you have a lowered immunity caused by disease or treatment, e.g. no spleen (or a dysfunctional spleen), steroids, HIV, chemotherapy or radiotherapy?
  5. If Guillan-Barre syndrome has occurred within six weeks of a previous influenza vaccination.

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions speak to the nurse before you are given your immunisation

The vaccine will be given intramuscular.  Immune responses may be achieved within 2/3 weeks.  None of the ingredients will cause flu.