Flu Vaccination Campaign 2020
This year sees the largest mass vaccination campaign in the most challenging of circumstances. To ensure we deliver safe, effective and efficient vaccinations we are using new clinic formats including ‘Drive Thru’ and ‘One Way’, collaborating with William Brookes School to enable social distancing.
Our first two clinics are DRIVE THRU held at William Brookes School Car Park, to be held on
Saturday 26th September – 09:30 – 17:00
Saturday 10th October – 09:30 – 17:00
The above clinics will prioritise those identified by the Government and Public Health England as highest risk: Shielding patients and their household members, Care Home Residents and Pregnant Women. Any spare appointments will be given to high risk individuals.
Our next planned clinic is a WALK IN ONE WAY SYSTEM held at William Brookes School on
Thursday 29th October 10:00 – 17:00
This clinic will be for all those eligible for flu vaccinations – patients aged over 65 years of age, and those under 65 years of age with pre-existing conditions.
We will hold further clinics on the basis of need following these initial clinics.
This year those aged 50 – 64 without existing conditions are also hoped to be vaccinated. This group will be vaccinated once all those in the previously mentioned risk groups have been immunised.
What To Do Next…..
· If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible for a flu vaccination please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
· If you are eligible please contact the surgery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the afternoon if possible. This is to prioritise clinical problems during the more busy periods of our phone system.
· If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled clinics due to issues with transport or access please let us know so we are able to make alternative arrangements.
· We are communicating details of future flu clinics via our text service and the practice website, so please ensure that you are signed up for our text service to get the most up to date information as soon as possible.
Many thanks and see you at a Flu Clinic soon!