Flu Campaign 2020

Flu Update

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.

50 - 64 year olds flu jab
The Government has proposed vaccination of 50-64 year olds in November/December and these vaccines are being procured centrally. Once further advice and vaccines for patients in this age group are made available we will announce it on this webpage. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the at-risk groups that are eligible for the flu vaccination you will be invited earlier, as in previous years.

 

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