The important information:
- You will be given a letter on arrival and we ask that you quickly complete the form on the reverse of the letter whilst you are in the queue. Please bring a pen with you as they will not be available due to risk of infection.
- Really important: To avoid congestion in the clinics please arrive at your appointment time and not before.
PLEASE book online if possible. Our phone lines will be busy.
By online booking we mean via Patient Access or the MyGp app on your phone or tablet. If you don’t have your credentials or wish to book by telephone please contact our receptionist on 01253 953070. You MUST be 50-64 years of age to book.
What will happen when I arrive?
We are operating a ONE-WAY system this year. Access the Practice and park as you normally would then join our queue for vaccination. Be sure to maintain the 2-metre rule on social distancing. Our staff will direct you to the next free vaccination station. It’s unlikely you will have opportunity to sit down! Following vaccination, you will exit the Practice at the rear of the building. This will be well signposted.
What do I need to do?
Face masks: You must wear a facemask for the clinic and sanitize your hands at the wall dispenser before entering the Practice corridor.
Clothing: It is very important that you can expose your preferred upper arm very quickly to receive your flu vaccination. Please bear this in mind and wear appropriate clothing. There will be minimal privacy in the clinic. Our staff cannot assist you to remove layers of clothing due to risk of infection. You will need to remove coats and cardigans before you enter our clinical corridor.
How long will it take?
We expect you to move quickly through the clinic. You will not be able to sit down in the clinic rooms as previously. Our nursing staff ordinarily love to chat so please don’t be offended if they don’t this year, as we need to keep the line moving.
What do I do after I’ve had my vaccination?
Most patients can leave the site immediately; however, in some cases, particularly if this is your first flu vaccination, our nursing staff might ask patients to remain on the premises for a short while.