Advice from NHS England
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
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Hello everyone, I am nurse Janet, one of the practice nurses here at Cropredy surgery.
We would like to thank you all for the patience, understanding, support and kindness we have been shown over the last few months whilst we have been adapting to the changes in working practice that Covid 19 has brought about. It is appreciated.
We would like to tell you how this year’s flu clinics will run so that you can be prepared, and it will assist us to run them safely and smoothly.
Firstly, if you are aged 65 or over you will be invited ( by email, text or letter)to attend a Saturday morning clinic on October 3rd here at the surgery but you will be given a time window, to ensure that everyone doesn’t turn up at the same time.
There will be 3 ways to make your appointment.
In the first instance please:-
- Book on line via EMIS ACCESS
- There will be a dedicated mobile number JUST for making flu enquiries or making your appointment. The number is 07787455350
- Only if the first two methods fail ring the main reception.
An update will be posted again here on Cropredy Facebook page so watch this space.
Due to a delay in deliveries of our flu vaccines those who are under 65 years of age, at risk and therefore eligible for a flu vaccine, will be asked to attend a second clinic at the end of October along with anyone who could not manage October 3rd.
Under 65’s cannot make an appointment online.
We are not vaccinating the 50 to 64 year olds who are not at risk at any of these clinics.
We would like people in the same family to attend together where possible, but if your family’s ages span both age groups you will need to telephone to make your appointments.
The car park is small so if you don’t have to drive here, please don’t.
DO NOT attend if you feel unwell.
On the day of the clinic please be prepared to wait outside the front of the surgery until there is a safe space within the surgery to be admitted. There will be staff in high viz jackets to direct you. Please remember to maintain the 2m distance between yourself and anyone else waiting or working.
One of our staff will check you in from our list of expected attendees and you will be asked again to confirm your name and date of birth by the person who vaccinates you.
Please wear a face mask, bring an umbrella if the weather is inclement and wear clothing that is very quick and easy to take off to reveal an arm for your vaccination. We will ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter the surgery and you will be asked to bare your arm in the reception area before heading down the corridor. Please where possible do not bring bags, scarves or extra accessories as we won’t have anywhere for you to put them. If you need a walking stick, frame or wheelchair then of course that is fine.
You will be invited to stand in the entrance of the next available room and not to sit down unless it is necessary, whilst one of us checks your ID, confirms whether you are under or over 65 and then vaccinates you. That staff member will be wearing scrubs, mask and visor and sanitizing hands between each person they vaccinate.
You will then exit through the rear door of the surgery towards the car park or the main road, where you can rearrange your clothing. The aim is for you to spend as little time in the surgery as possible on a one way system and not to have to touch anything.
Please leave the car park swiftly as the next group of patients will be arriving.
We hope that this reassures you and we hope that with your help it will be a smooth operation.
Thank you for listening.