Hope Family Medical Centre

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Flu Campaign 2020

This year, due to coronavirus we will be operating our flu clinics differently.

Priorities

2/3 year olds

We will be running daily clinics to vaccinate our 2/3 year olds.

Eligible children will receive a text invite and parents should then book an appointment using AskmyGP or via telephone.

Once the appointment is booked a form will be sent out via text to complete and send back to us, this willl reduce the amoutn of time required in clinic.

Parents are asked not to attend the appointment if the child or any household member has Coronavirus symptoms.

Please turn up on time (but not early) to reduce the number of people in the waiting room.

On arrival follow the sign to the clinic.

If anyone else is bringing the child they must have written consent from the parent that the child can receive the vaccine.

Over 65 years

We are prioritising our Housebound and Care Home residents and aim to vaccinate them as soon as we can in early October.

We will hold Flu clincs on Saturday mornings in October.  Patients can book an appointment using their ‘My Health Online’, AskmyGP or if you have no internet access by calling the Surgery.

If you have an appointment for something else in  October the vaccination can be given then, just remind the clinician when you are here.

Under 65 years with a Chronic condition

If you have received the flu vaccination in the past from us or you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition in the last 12 months you can be vaccinated at a Saturday morning clinic.

Patients can book an appointment using AskmyGP or if you have no internet access by calling the surgery. 

Carers/pregnant women/people with a learning disability/patients with a BMI of over 40.

If you are recorded on our system as meeting one of these criteria you will be asked to attend a Saturday morning clinic. Appointments are booked using AskmyGP or if you have no internet access by calling the Surgery.

50-64 year olds.

We are still waiting for information from Welsh Government about this group.

Once we have the details we will update the information here and on Facebook.

Saturday Morning Clinics

We have to ensure social distancing requirements are met.

Please turn up on time (not early) to allow a steady flow of patients through the building.

You must wear a face covering and should wear a short sleeved top to allow easy access to your arm.

Patients must sanitise their hands on entry and exit of the building.

Vaccination will take place at stations in the reception area.

Patients will enter the building via the side entrance to be checked in and answer a few brief questions regarding the vaccine.

If you are due the pneumonia vaccination this will be offered at the same time.

Staff will be following infection control requirements.