FLU CAMPAIGN 2020

Flu vaccine

 Flu Clinic Dates & Times

Saturday 12th September -   8am - 2pm

Wednesday 23rd September -  3.30pm - 7pm

Saturday 10th October - 8am - 2pm

Thursday 15th October - 3pm - 6.30pm

 FLU VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


The eligibility for a flu vaccination on the NHS has been expanded to include all those caring for, household and close contacts of shielded patients, and those who work in the social or care industry.

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group 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. 

Children will be contacted separately when our vaccines arrive.   

Our clinical team will review all booked appointments and eligibility.  


With COVID-19 and social distancing, our Flu Vaccination sessions have had to be re-designed and re-imagined to maintain safety for patients and staff.  

  • Our car park will not be open for parking as patients will be using this area to queue.  It is strongly advised that you arrange for lifts or walk if you are able.

  • Please approach the surgery ON FOOT via the car park, you will be taken in through the BACK DOOR, vaccinated, then exit the surgery past Reception through the FRONT DOOR.

  • It may be raining so we can only suggest that you bring an umbrella - social distancing has to be observed and unfortunately there can be no exception.

  • Please wear a FACE COVERING or MASK, hand gel will be freely available to use on entering and exiting the surgery.

  • We know it is difficult, but please try to come as near to your appointment time as possible, we have three nurses vaccinating so things will move quickly.  We are relying on you to stick to your appointment times.

  • Unfortunately we are UNABLE to help you with your clothing so please try to wear clothes that you can manage yourself, buttons and fastenings that are easy to undo, we need access to your upper arm as quickly as possible.  PLEASE BE READY WHEN YOU GET TO THE NURSE.

    There will be volunteers from our Patient Participation Group who have kindly agreed to help out, they will be on hand to direct and assist you.

  • The toilets will be out of bounds unless urgent.

  • Please come on your own - we cannot accommodate companions inside the surgery - if you need assistance, we are happy to book you a separate appointment during the week.

  • We will not be able to answer any other queries, give out prescriptions, check BP's or make appointments during this time.

We hope that with the co-operation and teamwork between us and our patients, that our Flu Vaccination Campaign will go as smoothly as possible in these unprecedented times and with the restrictions we have to work with.


HERE'S TO A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN - WE HAVE ORDERED PLENTY OF VACCINES AND AS LONG AS THEY DELIVER - WE CAN DELIVER!

THANK YOU -  Thames Avenue Surgery Team


 


PROTECT YOURSELF

PROTECT OTHERS

HAVE THE FLU VACCINE

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