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Sep
2020

Flu Clinics 2020

Key points:

1. Flu clinics will start late September - 1st clinic 26th September for patients >65 - please phone to book now.
2. The clinics will be at the Harcourt Medical Centre site.
3. We will be offering separate clinics for children and adults with additional needs (such as wheelchair access).

This is going to be a flu vaccination year like no other, due to COVID19 we need to maintain good social distancing to reduce the risk to everyone.

The way it will work:
 Book an appointment in the working week – we will not be able to carry out ad-hoc vaccination at the weekend clinics
 Arrive a few minutes before your clinic time and report to a flu-marshal outside in the car park who will check you off as ‘arrived’ and ask you to join the queue down the left side of the building. You will need to have your preferred arm ready for vaccination as we will not be using clinical rooms this year, rather an open ‘lane’ system
 You will enter the premises from the rear of the building, check in on arrival and join a small queue inside prior to your vaccination; you will leave via the main entrance.

On the day:
Think about your clothing – you will not be able to change on the premises – short sleeves
Do not come if you are unwell – think about COVID19 – fever/cough/loss of smell etc.
Please come on your own if you can.

Please note:
The toilets will not be open during the flu clinic
The building will be deep cleaned after the vaccination session
If you are in the new age group (50-64), we will not be offering vaccinations until the end of November/December.

Update from NHS Engalnd: 50-64 year olds requesting a flu vaccination in 20/21: Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to delivery later in the year.

This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first; if you are in this category you will be contacted.

If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December.


Vaccines 2020, for more information see:
Seqirus Fluad – if you are >65: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/9223
Mylan Influvac Tetra – if you are <65: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/9381

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