Willerby Surgery Flu Season 2021-2022
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FLU Vaccination ONLY. The dates are as follows:
Sat 16th OCT - completed
FRI 29th OCT 9am to 12noon -CHILD Nasal vaccine ONLY, please phone for other dates
Sat 30th OCT 8am to 12.30pm - NOW FULL
Tue 2nd NOV 1pm to 4.15pm - 65 years and OVER only
Fri 5th NOV 1pm to 3.30pm - 65 years and OVER only
Sat 13th NOV 8am to 13.30pm - NOW FULL
Due to a delay in the delivery of vaccine's for patient's UNDER 65 years the next clinics available are:
Tue 7th DEC 8.30am to 12noon
Fri 10th DEC 8.30am to 12noon
We are sorry for any inconvenience but this has been out of our control.
Housebound & Residential Home patients will be contacted shortly to advise who will be visiting and when.
The government strongly advises that everyone who is eligible for a free vaccination takes up the offer to avoid widespread flu outbreaks while we continue to deal with the Coronavirus. It is everyone's responsibility to be vaccinated, not only to protect them from illness, but also to protect others by not spreading the flu virus in the community, which in turn protects the NHS as a whole.
Within the Willerby & Swanland Practices, we have been working together on detailed planning with an aim to ensuring that there is a smooth delivery of the vaccine to the patients most at risk of flu, and also endeavouring to ensure that we have sufficient stocks available within the locality.
We have been discussing and planning how to do this with the additional safety measures required due to the challenges of COVID-19 such as social distancing; infection control and PPE requirements.
With sufficient detailed planning and preparation, the aim is to mitigate risks and deliver an effective and timely vaccination programmes to protect our eligible and at-risk patients. Starting with batches being delivered in late September/ Early October and continuing with deliveries well into November. Therefore, all our clinics will need to follow this phasing delivery path.
This year's season (2021/2022) we are delivering our flu vaccine programme to an expanded range of patients. These included :
Those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
Those aged 50 years and over
Those in long-stay residential care homes
Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
Frontline health and social care staff employed by:
a registered residential care or nursing home
registered domiciliary care provider
a voluntary managed hospice provider
All children aged 2 and 3 years
Parents of any child at risk from influenza because of an underlying medical condition can choose to receive influenza vaccination in general practice, especially if the parent does not want their child to have to wait for the school vaccination session
Until we are sure of what coronavirus restrictions might be in place we would ask of our patients:
When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling on foot if possible and keeping a safe distance from others.
Additionally you will need to follow these guidelines:
· Observe Social distancing measures
· Wear a mask or suitable face covering. Our clinicians will be dressed in appropriate PPE as well.
· Arrive on time for your appointment, but not early to allow us time in between appointments so that we can follow infection control procedures.
· Leave promptly by directed routes to reduce waiting and queuing.
· Do not attend if you are feeling unwell in any way.
ALSO please ensure you wear clothes which allow easy access to your chosen arm for injection and take your coat off on entry to the practice in anticipation
Patients who wait for us to contact them will. in due course, be invited - but the volume of work involved in calling patients may mean a delayed vaccination - it will be enormously helpful to you and to us if you get in touch with us as soon as we notify that we have clinics available
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