We can confirm that invitations to receive the COVID-19 vaccination have now started and local vaccinations are commencing this week. Invitations will initially be made via telephone and text message. Invitations will be sent gradually according to both the supply of vaccine from the NHS, and according to the priority groups set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation. Please click here for our full Covid-19 vaccination update.
Flu Clinics During Covid
How Our Flu Clinics are Running During the Covid-19 pandemic?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to adapt the way that we run our flu clinics. Please remember that all our flu clinics are booked in advance and you should not attend unless you have an appointment.
To comply with social distancing measures and to protect both patients and staff, patients attending for the flu clinic will have to wait outside until they are escorted into the building. As only a small number of patients will be allowed into the building at any one time, it is important that you are punctual. Arriving too early or too late will cause queues and delays in you being seen.
Due to Covid-19, we will not be offering refreshments during the Flu Clinic.
Flu Clinic – Checklist for Patients
- Be punctual – don’t be too early or too late
- Wear a face mask or face covering at all times whilst in the surgery and follow social distancing guidelines whilst waiting to be seen.
- Wear waterproof and/or warm clothing as you may need to queue outside
- Do not enter the building unless you are advised to by a member of staff.
- Try to wear a T-shirt or short-sleeves underneath your outdoor clothes as it saves time when it comes to giving the injection
- Come alone unless you need a carer or you are coming with a member of your family who is also having a flu jab.
- Use the toilet before you come as our toilets will not be open.
Once you have had your flu jab please do not stay to talk to staff or other patients.