Roseland Surgeries – Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
The COVID pandemic is still, at the time of writing, causing us some logistical issues with organising our seasonal ‘flu vaccinations. To ensure we comply with social distancing guidance, protecting our patients and our staff, we are going to offer a ‘Flu Day’ on:-
Tuesday 6th October 2020 at the Memorial Hall next door to Portscatho Surgery. NOTE: this is not a vaccine to protect you against COVID-19, but having a ‘flu vaccination will help to reduce the burden on NHS services over the winter months if ‘flu hits us.
Appointments will be available from 8.30 am through to 4.30 pm on 6th October and we are now asking that people in ‘At Risk’ groups book an appointment for that day.
The ‘At Risk’ groups are as follows:-
- Anyone aged 65 and over
- Those who are under 65s in an ‘at risk’ group – this includes those patients with diabetes, those with heart/lung/kidney disease, patients who are immunosuppressed and those who are pregnant.
- Carers looking after someone in the above group(s).
Appointments on this day will only be available to patients in these groups.
If you are housebound and unable to come to the flu clinic, please contact reception and ask to be put onto the ‘housebound’ list. We will then make other arrangements for your vaccination. Children will be called separately.
If you are aged 50 to 64 and NOT in an ‘at risk’ group as highlighted above, you will need to wait until we contact you directly to let you know when we can offer you a vaccination. This will be later on in the year, after the first group has been vaccinated.
When you come to the hall for your vaccination, please wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. There will be markers on the floor to help you and there will be a strict one-way system in operation. As this is a public venue, you should wear suitable clothing that enables you to expose your upper arm, without removing layers. There will be NO private facilities at the hall and there will be NO access to the toilets.
If you have not already done so, please contact your local surgery to book your appointment.
Nicola Davies, Practice Manager