Flu Vaccination 2020
This year, we have more local people than ever before to vaccinate and we need your help to make sure that we vaccinate people quickly, whilst keeping both patients and staff safe.
Having a flu jab will not stop you from catching Covid-19, but it will help to prevent you catching flu which can cause serious illness itself. If our hospitals are busy treating patients with Covid-19, we want to try and stop them having to cope with a flu epidemic at the same time.
To be vaccinated, please attend YATELEY MEDICAL CENTRE during the timeslot you have been allocated which is your personal invite.
DO NOT BRING OTHERS WITH YOU AT THIS TIME UNLESS THEY TOO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THIS SESSION –
WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VACCINATE THEM SAFELY
Please prioritise your flu vaccination and attend the appointment you have been allocated. If you really cannot attend the session allocated, please reply CHANGE via your text message link and you will be added to a waiting list to have this rescheduled.
Do not call the surgery – you will be contacted in due course. This may result in you receiving your flu vaccination later in the season.
This is what we need you to do to help:
- Try hard to keep the above appointment as this will allow us to ensure that we can spread the load and keep everyone safe.
- Do not attend if you, or anyone who lives with you, are unwell with a temperature, new cough, new breathlessness or a loss of taste or smell.
- To avoid car parking problems, please walk if you can or be dropped off. Please be mindful of our neighbours.
- Wear a face covering to your appointment.
- Follow the directions of staff to ensure you that you self-distance appropriately
- Come only with others who are being vaccinated at the same time to reduce the number of people in the building unnecessarily.
- Wear clothing that allows you to bare your upper arm quickly .
- As soon as you have been vaccinated, please leave – no stopping to chat this year L
- You may hear of flu clinics at Blackbushe Airport – which is being used by Surrey Health Clinical Commissioning Group for their patients. Please do not waste your time going along as they will not be able to help you.
More information about this year’s flu vaccination programme can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
The team at Oakley Health Group