Flu Season 2020/21

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Flu immunisation is one of the most effective interventions we can provide to reduce harm from flu and pressures on health and social care services during the winter.

Due to the current pandemic, flu season will be operating differently this year.

We will be hosting our clinics externally for adults at St Chads Parish.
St Chad’s Parish Centre,
Otley Road,
Far Headingley,
Leeds LS16 5JT

We are doing this to ensure we can maintain safe social distancing.

The site has disability access and we will be operating a one way system which will be clearly marked out. There will also be privacy screens in place to ensure privacy whilst the vaccine is being administered.

• You must wear a face covering to your appointment – if you do not have one, we will provide one.
• Only the person receiving the vaccine should attend – there will be members of staff to assist anyone who needs help
• Please do not attend early, we need to minimise social contact and have designated clinical and admin staff to manage this process – if you turn up early, you will need to wait outside.
• Please wear appropriate clothing to receive your vaccine. The nurse will need to access your upper arm so please avoid several layers.
• If you are late for your appointment, you may be asked to rebook.
• You must respect social distancing of 2 metres at all times when around other patients or staff, apart from those administering your vaccine who will be in Personal protective Equipment.
• On entering the premises please use the hand sanitiser provided.
• Please try not to touch anything in the Hall/ Surgery to assist with cleaning after each patient.
• The clinician will be wearing PPE to give you your flu
• You will be asked to leave promptly after you appointment.

If you have any COVID symptoms you MUST NOT attend the clinic. Please phone the surgery and we will rebook you after your isolation period.

Flu 2020

Children We will be hosting the children flu vaccines at Burton Croft Surgery as normal. These will be clinics specifically for children only.

If you are a parent who is also needing a flu vaccine, this can be arranged in the same clinic, please let reception know.

We will be operating a one way system which will be clearly marked out. When attending for your flu vaccine, we respectfully ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

• You must wear a face covering to your appointment – if you do not have one, we will provide one.
• Only the person receiving the vaccine should attend with one parent/ guardian – please do not bring other children or family members.
• Please do not attend early, we need to minimise social contact and have designated clinical and admin staff to manage this process – if you turn up early, you will need to wait outside.
• Do not bring a pram as space will be limited.
• If you are late for your appointment, you may be asked to rebook.
• You must respect social distancing of 2 metres at all times when around other patients or staff, apart from those administering your vaccine who will be in Personal protective Equipment.
• On entering the premises please use the hand sanitiser provided.
• Please try not to touch anything in the Hall/ Surgery to assist with cleaning after each patient.
• The clinician will be wearing PPE to give you your flu jab. 

You will be asked to leave promptly after you appointment. If you have any COVID symptoms you MUST NOT attend the clinic. Please phone the surgery and we will rebook you after your isolation period.

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