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Important information ahead of getting your flu vaccine

Read our FAQ for all the information you need about getting your flu vaccination this year.

We are doing all we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This means our flu clinics will run slightly different to previous years. Please read the information below before your appointment.

DO NOT ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT if within the last 10 days if you or someone you live with has

What will happen when I arrive? Please ensure that you arrive at your exact appointment time and do not arrive early. In order to maintain safety for all we will ask anyone arriving more than 5 minutes early for their appointment to wait in their car or off of the premises. You will be greeted on arrival by a marshall. DO NOT ENTER the building until directed to do so by a marshall. You will be asked to queue at 2 metre intervals and therefore longer queues outside will be expected. Prompt arrival will ensure queues can be safely managed.

How is this different to normal? All influenza vaccination clinics will be run at Moredon Medical Centre. There will be a one way system in place and where possible we ask you to follow this. Please follow the signage that identifies the one way system. Exemptions to the one way system will be for those that need to use a lift due to mobility issues.

What do I need to do? We ask that you wear a face mask or face covering, ensure you use the alcohol gel before and after entering the practice, DO NOT attend if you or a close contact have symptoms or have had contact with a suspected/confirmed case. You may be asked to wait in the car if queues become excessive.

How long will it take? Your vaccination should only take a few minutes. Unfortunately there will be no time to discuss any other matters with the clinician so please arrange another appointment for this. If you have any mobility problems please let us know on arrival.

Will I just be offered my flu vaccination? If you think you are eligible for a pneumococcal or shingles vaccine please let us know at time of appointment booking or telephone the flu line prior to your appointment

What do I do after I’ve had my vaccination? Most patients can leave the site immediately; however, in some cases you might ask patients to remain on the premises for a short while.

Please do not bring family members into the building unless they also have an appointment for their flu vaccine at the same time or if you need them to assist you.

Please note you are asked to use toilet facilities before you attend as use of these will be minimised.

Please do not brings bags or clothes with you. Please make sure that you are wearing clothing that you are able to remove easily in readiness for your vaccination.