FLU PROGRAMME 2020
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Please note: we are holding the FLU clinic outdoors in a marquee, please enter via the main gates at the front of the building.
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
CALL US ON 020 8799 5699 OR
BOOK ONLINE VIA SYSTMONE ONLINE: https://bit.ly/3aPcnZS
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
This year our clinics will be outdoors in a marquee. this is to support good infection control procedures and limit the risk of Covid-19 spread. the entrance for the marquee is via the front of the building, main gates and exit from the side of the car park.
On the day, you must:
*Ensure you attend at your booked time only
*Wear a face mask or face covering when you come in
*Dress for the weather, avoiding layers of clothing if possible
*Remember to roll up your sleeves when waiting in the queue, there is no space to leave personal belongings, so please travel light
*Social distancing measures are in place, we are all responsible for ourselves and each other
*We aim to maintain one way patient flow for the clinic, entrance from the main central gate, and exit from the car park gate only
*Remember to stay well hydrated on the day
*ONLY attend if you are well on the day, otherwise re-book when you are well enough to have the vaccine.
*This clinic is for flu vaccinations only, we won’t have the ability to support other medical needs in the outdoor clinic.
*Only attend with a partner or spouse if they are a carer, or having a vaccination too (make sure your all book appointments).
WHEN ARE CLINICS RUNNING:
ALL clinics are by appointment ONLY, no drop ins allowed. please only attend at your booked time slot to support social distancing measures.
CLINIC DATES & TIMES:
CHILDRENS’ CLINICS ARE ON SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 9AM TO 12PM WEEKLY
OUR NEXT ADULTS CLINIC IS PLANNED FOR DECEMBER ONCE WE RECEIVE CENTRAL SUPPLY OF VACCINES TO SUPPORT PATIENTS IN THE 50-64 AGE GROUPS.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
> all patients aged 50-64
> all children aged two to eleven (but not twelve years or older) on 31 August 2020
> people aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2021
> those aged from six months to less than 65 years of age, in a clinical risk group such as those with:
chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
chronic liver disease
chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease,
splenic dysfunction or asplenia
a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above)
> all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
> household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient List, or of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation with a shielded patient on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable
> people living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality. This does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, university halls of residence, or boarding schools (except where children are of primary school age or secondary school Year 7).
> those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
> health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.
> health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.
> health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants, to deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users.