Flu Vaccination – Book your flu jab now!
These instructions are ONLY for Patients who have been invited by the Practice that are eligible for an Influenza vaccination.
How to book your flu vaccination appointment?
This invitation will either be in the form of a text or letter sent to your home address.
This year we are offering booked appointments only.
Please make an appointment now, in person, through the Practice number on 01216873055.
Please use the call for just booking your flu vaccination appointment.
When are the clinics?
Currently the clinics are being held at the surgery for:
Sat 17th Oct 9:00am - 1:00pm
Mon 19th Oct 1:30pm - 4:40pm
Tue 20th Oct 1:30pm - 4:00pm
2yrs - 18 yrs
Mon 26th Oct 3.00pm - 5:00pm
What do I need to know about vaccinating my child?
Please scroll down to the paragraph titled Children
What to expect on the day?
COVID-19 has also meant you are requested to follow these guidelines:
Before you come to the practice:
- Wear loose fitting clothing, appropriate to allow the nurse access to your upper arm
- Bring a face covering with you
When you arrive at the practice:
- Arrive for your appointment no more than 10 minutes early and wait outside of the practice.
- Arrive at the front entrance to University Medical Practice. Follow the markings to maintain social distancing whilst you wait to be called.
- Before entering University Medical Practice you will need to be wearing a face covering.
- A marshal will take your details and direct you to a queue. Once the clinician is ready, a marshal will direct you to the socially distanced waiting room to have your vaccination. Your movement will be clearly indicated by red tape laid out on the floor.
If you have an egg allergy, please tell the Nurse before your vaccination, as this is one of the few contraindications to having the vaccination.
- Please note that we will not be able to deal with anything other than the vaccination during this appointment.
- Once you have received your vaccination the clinician will direct you to the exit using our one way system following the orange markings
- It is important that patients exit the building promptly to ensure a smooth flow with social distancing being maintained.
All children aged two and three years old on the 31 August of the current flu season will be offered flu vaccination via their GP surgery.
GP surgeries continue to offer flu vaccination to children in at risk groups aged between 6 months and less than 18 years of age, although at risk children of primary school age will usually be vaccinated at school.
The vaccine provides a high degree of protection against influenza. Children aged 2 to 9 will receive 2 doses of a nasal vaccine four weeks apart [if they have not had flu vaccination before] as it is more effective than an injection. Flu vaccine for the vast majority of children is given via a nasal spray. The nasal vaccine is not effective for children under 2 years.
Please note that as we use an automated call system, 2 and 3 year old children may get two invitations as all children in this age group, not those just at risk are being offered vaccination. Pregnant women may also receive 2 invitations for the same reason.
- Please only bring the child to be vaccinated.
- Please wear a face covering. Your child does not need one.
- We are only able to vaccinate those children that have been invited ( 2 and 3 on 31st August 2020 or in a risk group)
- Older siblings will be vaccinated at school.
What if you do not want to have the flu vaccination at the practice?
If you do not wish to have the flu vaccination to be given to you or your child or have already had it elsewhere, please e-mail us on email@example.com starting your message with “Seasonal Flu decline” and your NHS number
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation during this time.
The University Medical Practice