Flu Clinics

Due to current guidelines regarding social distancing the surgery will be holding flu clinics at Parkside Hall, Ampthill rather than at the surgery this year. This is to ensure that we keep our patients and staff safe. It will also enable us to offer larger clinics as we are keen for our patients to be vaccinated as early in the season as possible.

The clinics at Parkside Hall will be for all patients over 18, with the exception of patients who are immuno-compromised. These patients will be offered vaccination at the surgery at times when the surgery is quiet (see below for further information)

The first three clinics at Parkside Hall will be held on:

  • Saturday 10th October 2020 – 08.30 -16.30
  • Saturday 17th October 2020 – 08.30-16.30

Further clinics will be released in due course and will be advertised on the website and on posters at the front of the surgery.

Appointments for Saturday 19th September are now available to book by phoning the surgery on 01525 300898.

It is imperative to adhere strictly to government guidelines, so please read the following information prior to attending for your vaccination:

  • Do not attend on the day if you have any symptoms of COVID  cough/temperature/loss of smell or taste.
  • Do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell.
  • Ensure you are wearing a face covering.
  • Weather permitting, please try to wear minimal loose clothing that can easily be adjusted to expose the top of your arm
  • If driving to Parkside please stay in your car until your appointment time.
  • If queuing outside the hall please socially distance yourself. There are no facilities to queue undercover so please come prepared.
  • Enter the hall at the main front door
  • Please do not enter the hall prior to your booked appointment time.
  • Your temperature will be checked as soon as you arrive and if it is raised you will not be allowed access to the hall, and will not be given your flu vaccine on that day.
  • Social distancing measures will be in place inside the hall
  • There will be no seated waiting area
  • You will only be given the flu vaccine at this appointment (NO OTHER Vaccines given or medical conditions will be discussed)
  • You will leave the hall via a designated exit doorThere is plenty of parking at Parkside Hall.

Thank you for helping us during these exceptional times. We will be carrying out the flu programme for 2-3 years olds and 2-17 year olds in at risk groups at the surgery.

2-3 year olds

2-3 year olds will be vaccinated at the surgery. Clinics will be held from 12.30-14.30 on Wednesday 23rd September and Wednesday 30th September 2020.

2-17 year olds in at risk groups

2-3 year olds will be vaccinated at the surgery. Clinics will be held from 12.30-14.30 on Wednesday 23rd September and Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Immuno-compromised patients

Patients who are immune-compromised will be vaccinated at the surgery. Clinics will be held from 12.30-14.30 on Friday 18th September 2020.

Flu vaccination for 50-64 year olds

The government announced in July that it is planning to extend the flu vaccination programme to include patients in the 50-64 year old cohort.

At this time we have not received final confirmation of this as it will be subject to vaccine supply. However, the intention is start this element of the programme in November/December to allow us to initially prioritise the over 65 years olds and those in the at risk groups first.

We will update information on the 50-64 year olds vaccination programme as and when we have it.