It’s all about Flu

This year Wistaria and Milford Surgeries will be undertaking a similar system to last year for our Flu clinics. Like last year appointments should ideally be booked online via the NHS app or Patient Access app, we will also be taking bookings by phone. Unfortunately, we are not able to use the booking system used for COVID vaccinations.

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FLU VACCINE DELIVERY DELAY

We have had to move our first weekend clinic appointments by two weeks into the future. Your clinic colour and appointment time will stay the same. If you are unable to attend the new date please cancel and rebook online if possible or contact the surgery in the afternoon.

Headlines:

  • FLU VACCINE DELIVERY DELAY – first weekend clinic moved 2 weeks later
  • Saturday 11/9/21 Milford (over 65’s) – now 25/9/21
  • Sunday 12/9/21 Wistaria (over 65’s) – now 26/9/21
  • Thursday 30/9/21 Milford (under 65’s)
  • Sunday 10/10/21 Wistaria (under 65’s)
  • Over 65’s – booking now
  • 18 and over with underlying medical problems – booking now
  • Other dates are available and new dates will be added soon

How to book

Booking online where possible is recommended to avoid increased demand on our busy phonelines. You can book using the NHS app or by using Patient Access. If you currently use neither of these then we would recommend registering for the NHS app as this is a more streamlined process.

If you are unable to book online then you can phone the surgery but we would recommend waiting until late morning or the afternoon.

Attending a flu clinic

  • You need a booked appointment (no walk in), for some clinics you will be told a colour which you need to remember
  • You must have no cough, fever or loss of taste or smell
  • Please do not arrive early
  • Wear a face mask
  • Stick together with members of your household, you can enter the injection room together, you may need to queue
  • Remain 2 meters away from those from another household
  • Follow the one-way route

Patient Information Leaflets – Read before you attend

We are unable to hand out laminated sheets with information about the vaccines. We would recommend you read the documents linked below before you attend. Click on the button appropriate to you. These options are for adults only. These are the leaflets from last year, the products we are using are the same but new leaflets will be published soon.

How to receive a Flu vaccination while social distancing

When you attend for a Flu vaccination you must have a booked appointment. You must wear a face covering unless you have a medical reason not to. You will find the following markers outside and inside to try and ensure you stay 2 meters away from anyone from another household. If you are attending with someone else from your household you should stay close together and move as one unit. Your temperature will be checked on arrival and if raised you will not be able to have the vaccine. Those giving your vaccine will be wearing a face mask but based on recent guidance they will not be wearing gloves or an apron but will be using alcohol gel on their hands between each patient. There will be a one way system at both practices.

For some clinics you will be told a colour. Make a note of this and join the specific socially distanced queue on arrival. Only enter the building when asked to do so.
Stand on the marking with any members from your household. Only move forward when the next marking is free maintaining 2 meters distance from those in front.
Once inside the building follow the footprint stickers. Only move forward once the person in front is approaching their next stop maintaining 2 meters distance. You can stand together with members of your household.