Last Updated: 13 October 2020.
Billinghay Medical Practice Flu Clinics 2020
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MESSAGE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please see below our plan as of 13 October 2020 which is subject to change at short notice.
For the next clinic (COHORT 2 – Patients aged 18 to 64 at Risk i.e. with a Chronic Health Condition) we will put appointments ONLINE for direct booking using SYSTMONLINE. A text message will be sent to your registered mobile number requesting you book a preferred appointment time on the 24th October 2020 between 9am – 12pm. PLEASE arrive promptly to ensure we only have a manageable amount of patients waiting at any time. If you cannot attend during one of the appointment times, please DO NOT just turn up. This could cause mass gatherings at the Practice which MUST be avoided. Further clinics WILL be made available.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU (OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD) HAS CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS – GET A TEST
As you will all be aware, this year’s flu campaign will be more complex than usual. We expect a higher than normal uptake whilst maintaining ‘strict’ social distancing measures.
The plan may have to be adapted as we receive more details, and we will update this page with the latest information. It would be very much appreciated if you avoided contacting us with specific questions at this time as the surgery is extremely busy seeing patients for ongoing medical matters.
The vaccination clinics will be split into the following cohorts of patients; this is due to the delivery schedule of the vaccine which is beyond our control. PLEASE only attend the correct clinic for your cohort of patients. If you cannot attend your designated date / time-slot, please keep monitoring this page for updates on additional clinic dates or when we can offer you a bookable appointment.
Next Clinic date / Time – Please contact Reception to book an appointment (askmyGP or telephone)
Next Clinic date / Time – 24 October 2020 between 9am – 12pm (bookable online).
Next Clinic date / Time – likely to be during October 2020 by pre-booked appointment
This is subject to availability, vaccines will be available from November 2020. We are not permitted to vaccinate anyone in this cohort (unless they are already in the 18-64s at risk group) before November 2020 at the earliest.
How will the clinics run?
Patients will be streamed into 2 entrances of the Practice (socially distanced), vaccinated and leave through a different door.
We reserve the right to take your temperature (and ask screening questions) if we have any concerns that you are showing visible symptoms of Coronavirus prior to allowing access to the Practice.
All patients MUST wear a face covering before entering the Practice. This is MANDATORY, anyone refusing, will not be vaccinated.
Vehicles will NOT be allowed into the Practice car park due to the HIGH risk of injuring another patient waiting. Please make arrangements to either walk or street-park safely. If you are disabled, we will make alternative arrangements on the day which may include being vaccinated in your vehicle.
Please wear suitable clothing to stay dry and warm as you will not be able to come inside the Practice until it is safe to be vaccinated. Once inside the Practice, it would be beneficial to be able to easily remove outer layers so we can access your upper arm easily.
Once vaccinated, please vacate the premises immediately to allow other patients to attend.
Finally, please be kind to our staff and other patients. We are working extremely hard to help you get vaccinated whilst keeping you safe.
Dr Leeper / Dr Passfield