Flu Campaign 2020
Flu update for patients aged 50 - 64
It has been announced that patients aged 50-64 will be eligible for a free flu vaccination from their GP practice.
Protecting yourself against flu is particularly important at present in view of the additional health risks associated with COVID-19 and we would urge you to get vaccinated.
The programme for 50-64 year olds will commence from 1st December; if you fall in to the eligible category please do not contact the surgery just yet. We will invite eligible patients to make an appointment once we have secured the vaccines and created the necessary clinics.
The same will apply to the COVID vaccination programme, which is still being planned centrally pending vaccine approval.”
Our flu vaccination clinics this year will be run according to Government guidelines with respect to protecting patients and staff from COVID-19.
We will vaccinate our most vulnerable and at risk patients first and these patients will be vaccinated at our most shielded site, Dacre Banks surgery.
All eligible patients will be invited either by SMS text or letter with an appointment time to our socially distanced clinics at the surgery in due course. To check eligibility please click here.
To avoid congested waiting rooms we ask patients to queue outside, observing 2m social distancing with face masks donned (like at the supermarket). Your temperature will be checked with a forehead scanner and we will ask you the COVID screening questions (temperature, cough etc) before entering the building. A one way system will be in place and all doors will be open to ensure good ventilation. Reception staff and marshalls (courtesy of Nidderdale Plus – thank you) will point you in the right direction and endeavour to address any queries you may have. Once in the waiting room please expose your shoulder in readiness for your vaccine.
Vaccinating a significant number of people safely is challenging in these unprecedented times so we ask that you please show courtesy and respect to our staff and volunteers when attending the flu clinics and we will of course do likewise.
Please support our flu campaign at Nidderdale Group Practice. When successful, the flu campaign can help generate funds for the practice which go towards services such as providing phlebotomy clinics in the ‘Dale that would otherwise have to be carried out at Harrogate hospital