FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION

Flu Vaccinations 2020-21

 

Is your child aged 2 or 3 years old?

Children in this age group are eligible for

The flu nasal spray at your practice.

 

The nasal spray is painless and easy to administer. This nasal spray helps protect your child against flu. Protecting your child can also stop flu spreading to other children and help protect more vulnerable friends and family, especially babies and grandparents, who may be at higher risk from flu.

 

We are running our Child flu clinic on the afternoon of

Thursday 8th October 2020 between 2-5pm

 

The vaccination is free and recommended for young children. The vaccination will be given via a quick and simple spray up the nose.

 

PLEASE BOOK YOUR CHILDS APPOINTMENT NOW

We are offering the flu vaccination to our adult registered patients in the order of listed categories below. 

  • All those identified in the shielding HIGH RISK category (High Risk category for developing complications from Covid-19 infection).  

    • 65years and over.

    • Over 18 but under 65 years in an eligible clinical risk group.

    • Care home and housebound patients will be offered a visit and vaccination by the Ageing Well Team.

    We will be implementing social distancing and safety measures throughout the clinic sessions.  The clinics will be running a 'one way system', to reduce any risk for patients and staff. 

    • The car park will not be available during the clinic sessions listed below. 
    • Please do not bring anyone else to your appointment (unless you need a carer/support to help you). 
    • Please wear suitable clothing to allow for vaccination. 
    • Please do not arrive too early or late for your alloted appointment slot.
    • Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt from doing so)

    Clinics are scheduled as follows:

     

    24th September 09:00 - 12.00 (Clinic reserved for the HIGH RISK category)

    28th September 09:00 - 12.00 & 14:00 – 17:00 (Reserved for 65yrs & over)

    12th October 09:00 - 12.00 (All eligible adults 18 - 64yrs)

    19th October 09:00 - 12.00 & 14:00 – 17:00 (All eligible adults 18 - 64yrs)

     

    Book your appointment now!

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    To use Online Consult to contact your Doctor and get health advice: https://www.patientaccess.com 

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    Appointments - If you are asked to attend the practice, following a telephone/video consultation, you will be given instructions and directed to which entrance to use.

    Please be aware you can continue to book GP telephone consultations on-line.   Please ensure that you have given us your up to date telephone details.

     

    Prescription requests – Please ensure that you have informed us of  the pharmacy that you wish to process your prescription. We still recommend online requesting for your repeat prescription.

     

    Please also be aware that we may send text messages to those that have pre-booked appointments and you may also receive updates and additional details via text messaging. Please ensure that we have your up to date telephone contact details.

    CORONAVIRUS ADVICE TO PATIENTS

    DO NOT GO TO THE SURGERY OR HOSPITAL

    Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

    Stay at home if you have either:

    • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

    • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

    Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

    You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

    Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

    Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.

    Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

    • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

    • your condition gets worse

    • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

    Use the 111 coronavirus service

    Contact NHS111 on-line services https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 , stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.  

    For further information Visit  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

    If you are concerned that you have or have come into contact with someone suspected of coronavirus NHS111 have created the following guidance https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 

     

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    Paper prescription forms are changing. Exemption boxes on the back of prescription forms are being updated to make it easier for eligible patients to correctly claim free NHS prescriptions and avoid penalty charges.

     

    For more information, visit: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/prescription-forms

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