Flu Vaccinations 2020
We have been working jointly with our local Public Health Department, Kernow CCG and other GP Practices to set up a Covid compliant flu delivery this year.
Who is being invited?
Some groups of patients are invited for the flu vaccination because they may be more susceptible to the effect of flu. These are usually people that have a long term illness or disease. This year also people living with someone who is on the NHS shielded patient list are included.
This year there are also plans for the flu vaccine to be given to people aged 50 to 64 years old at a later date and the government will provide more information on this later in the year.
How and when will I be invited for a flu vaccination?
Invitations will be coming out via text and email in the next couple of weeks; followed by letters for those whom we do not hold mobile numbers or email addresses.
Where will the vaccinations be given this year?
The majority of the flu vaccinations will be given via a drive through facility at the
Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, PL24 2SG (Lemon Car Park)
There will be alternative arrangements for those who are too frail or vulnerable to travel. Please use the main entrance and follow the signs. The following dates will be for Middleway Surgery patients.
It is imperative you book into the Middleway dates only, as you will be turned away if you book in for a date when we are not there.
Please book into one of the following sessions:
Saturday 24th October - over 65's ONLY
Saturday 31st October - at risk patients only 18-64
These appointments can be booked via the internet and the invitation link you will receive will look like: https://vdt.app/cf/2444/*********
We kindly ask that if you, a family member or friend has access to the internet that you book in by using the link that was on the text/email. If you have problems booking online there is a request on the site to report problems which are usually resolved within a few days.
For those without internet access:
There will be a call centre run through Public Health which will be open weekdays from 8am - 1pm on 01872 309378. Please note this is only for those who do not have access to the internet.
How you can help:
- Wear a face covering
- Wear loose clothing to allow quick access to your arm
- Arrive on time
- Don't attend if unwell
What to do if you are unwell
Please DO NOT attend if you are unwell or you have a temperature, new persistent cough, flu like symptoms or new loss of sense of smell or taste.
You should book a Covid test if you are having any of the above symptoms via the NHS website or by calling 119.
Middleway Surgery Dedicated Flu Line
Patients are struggling to get through to the call centre, therefore we are opening a flu line at the surgery
Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-12pm
please do not phone the practice number to arrange a flu vaccine as we want to prevent blocking the lines.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Texts and Letters are still being sent out.
We will review the flu line demand on a weekly basis - Thank you
Please may we remind our patients that we remain open and business as usual however, entry to the premises is ONLY for those with a medical appointment. We are available by Telephone, Email and Econsult. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Government guidance now dictates that anyone attending the surgery must wear a face covering. We would appreciate your help with this. Further guidance is available here.
Stay Safe, from all at Middleway
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The App and most of the services listed on it are completely free of charge.
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