Dear Patient.

Flu clinics are now open. Eligible groups this year include:

    • Patients at risk Chronic respiratory conditions, Chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetes
    • Over 65
    • Children age 2&3 years
    • Immunosuppressed
    • Pregnant ladies
    • Carers
    • Housebound
    • Learning Difficulties
    • Care home residents
    • Severe obesity (BMI over 40)

We have also been asked to vaccinate non at risk patients age 50 to 65, and household members of patients who at High Risk of COVID (Patients who were shielding). At this moment we are waiting for further guidance and vaccine stock availability for both of these groups, please do not telephone the surgery for an appointment, we will contact you when we have more information.

The queuing system into the surgery will be kept to 2 metre distance and patients will be expected to wear face mask/coverings.

Please can we ask that :-

    • When you are given an appointment time, do not arrive too early or too late, we won’t be able to see you until your appointment time. This is mainly due to the volume of patients we are having to see and the recording of accurate data.
    • Once the appointments are released, if you use online access, please book your flu appointment online, and please use the appropriate age slot, Flu Clinic UNDER 65 or Flu Clinic OVER 65, as there are different vaccines for both age groups.
    • If you feel unwell on the day of your appointment, please do not attend, even if you are unable to cancel your appointment, we will contact you and re-book when you are feeling better. If you attend the surgery with a temperature we will ask you to go home, this is to protect our staff and our patients.
    • Please wear loose fitting clothes so it is easy to reach the arm of your choice
    • Please wear face covering when attending the surgery and keep this on until you exit the premises.
    • Please do not come with any questions, we will not be able to see you for anything other than administering your flu vaccine, we have a lot of patients to get through, working additional hours and we only want patients in the surgery for a minimum time to avoid any risk to staff and patients.

Huge thanks for your cooperation, keep safe and see you soon

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