2021 WINTER UPDATE
FINAL FLU CLINICS NOW BEING OFFERED ON 20TH NOVEMBER 2021
Please book your flu vaccination appointment via the smartphone app MyGP
or via your online service providers such as Patient Access
If you have no internet, PC access or smartphone then please call the surgery on 01772 214500 to inform us or your specific access and communication needs
If you or household members have a new continuous cough OR high temperature OR loss / change in your normal sense of smell or taste then you should self-isolate as per government advice
DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY - STAY AT HOME AND ARRANGE TO TAKE A TEST - CONTACT 119 OR BOOK ONLINE
CHANGES MADE TO OUR CLINICS TO KEEP OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines
There will be REDUCED car park spaces at the surgery WITH LIMITED SPACE FOR DISABLED ACCESS AND SPECIFIC ACCESS NEEDS ONLY
Please arrive on foot where possible
Only those having the vaccination should attend, unless you require a carer / guardian to support you around the building
PLEASE LET OUR RECEPTION TEAM KNOW
Queuing will take place outside in an uncovered area within our car park in order to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines
Please prepare for inclement weather however loose fitting clothing or short sleeves should be worn for easier access to your arm for vaccination to reduce the amount of time you are present in the building to reduce your risk of exposure to infection
A face covering will be required to enter the surgery, masks and shields are available to contintue to protect other patients, visitors and our healthcare teams
Vaccinations will take place at open vaccination stations within the waiting room
Who is eligible to have the flu vaccine?
The full NHS eligibility criteria for this year's flu campaign can be found here.
If you are a carer, or live with or have regular contact with someone who has a weakened immune system or a long-term condition, please read on here.
Housebound and can’t get to the surgery to get your flu jab during the flu vaccination season? If you are housebound and do not leave your house and have not received a visit by the end of November 2021 for your flu vaccination then please contact us on 01772 214500 to let us know - please be patient as our telephone lines continue to be very busy as we continue to have limited teams due to COVID19
Patients or carers are welcome to book an appointment for someone who is genuinely housebound who we may not be aware of, e.g. they may have just come out of hospital and are temporarily unable to leave their home.
Please note, housebound does not mean that someone does not have transport or access to transport.
A housebound patient is someone who is bed or chair bound, either temporarily, or permanently.
Why have your vaccination at YOUR GP Surgery and not elsewhere?
We offer a setting where we can check your medical records and make sure you get the most suitable vaccine
We offer a safe and efficient flu clinic service with your local surgery team
We have already ordered a flu vaccination for all eligible patients registered with us for the 2021/2022 flu vaccination season.
We have to do this in advance and assure NHS England we have enough vaccines for everyone.
We have to buy the vaccines for you and we can only return limited numbers that go unused, and the rest have to be paid for by the surgery.
So please book your appointment during flu vaccination season to receive your vaccination at Longton Health Centre, we have bought your vaccine and want to protect you!
CHILDREN'S FLU VACCINE