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Flu Clinics 2020 Posted on 7 Sep 2020

As you are probably aware, this year will be a very challenging year for delivering the flu vaccine program. Below are the arrangements for booking and attending the clinics this year.

The clinics this year will be in porta cabins which are situated behind the surgery. Each cabin will be equipped with all necessary equipment and also wiped down thoroughly for infection control.

Please follow these instructions:

  • Attend on your own unless you need help in mobilising.
  • Walk to the practice if you are able to. The only car parking at the practice will be for blue badge holders. If you do need to drive, please be considerate of our neighbours if you park in the local area. If someone is driving you down, there will be drop off and pick up areas, but there will be no waiting areas.
  • Be prepared to answer the pre Covid questions and have your temperature taken.
  • Follow the arrows to check in with a receptionist.
  • Do not arrive early or late for your appointment time: we have allocated a strict number of patients per period to ensure that people are queueing for the minimum of time and social distancing is maintained.
  • Only 1 parent/carer to attend with the patient (s) receiving the vaccine.
  • Please wear a face covering. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, please be prepared to provide evidence of this.
  • We encourage you not to touch anything in the porta cabin. Bring your own hand sanitiser to use should you wish to.
  • Please follow the instructions for queuing. The queue will be controlled to ensure social distancing. If you are in a wheelchair or have very limited mobility, please make yourself known to the queue marshal who will be wearing a luminous yellow jacket.
  • If it is raining on the day, please come prepared with an umbrella as the queue will be outside for a short period of time.
  • There will be no chairs available to sit while waiting and you will not be able to sit whilst having the vaccination (for infection control). If you think you will struggle with this, please speak to the queue marshal on arrival.
  • Wear clothing which makes it easy to expose your upper arm for example a tee shirt and remove coat if wearing one.
  • Do not attend if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been told to isolate. Contact us the following week and we will rebook you when you are able to leave isolation.
  • Please heed the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow – they are there for your safety.

Everyone at Amersham Health Centre would like to thank all our patients for supporting the surgery and having their vaccine in a safe environment.

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