Church Walk Surgery

Church Walk Surgery

Drury Street, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3EZ

Current time is 12:30 - We're open

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Telephone: 01526 320522

Out of Hours: 111

FLU CAMPAIGN 2020/21

Posted on September 17th, 2020

Following on from the government’s announcement to extend the flu vaccination programme, we would like to clarify a few things.

We are expecting our delivery of ADULT vaccines mid-September. We have arranged flu clinics for weekends in September and October, as well as holding additional clinics in our usual opening hours.

Two thirds of our Practice population are now eligible for a vaccine, but as per the government guidance, we have to prioritise the most clinically vulnerable.

In order to reinforce social distancing, our weekend clinics are being held at Metheringham Village Hall rather than at the Practice. The hall is a much larger space which will allow us to host more clinicians but ensure social distancing can be maintained. There is also the ability to create a “throughput” system so patients can enter the building at one end, be vaccinated and then leave through an exit at the other end. Appointments will be spaced further apart to avoid large crowds of people gathering. Staff will have adequate supplies of PPE, hand gel and cleaning materials to ensure infection control is maintained.

Whether you attend the village hall or the practice, please attend ON TIME for your appointment. If people arrive too early there is a higher risk of a large group waiting which we want to avoid.

For the patients aged between 50 and 64 who are now eligible, we are waiting on the government to confirm when we can start vaccinating you and when extra stock will be delivered.  Currently we have to priorities the most clinically vulnerable so thank you for your patience.  Please do not contact us to book an appointment if you would not normally receive a flu jab.

If you have been shielding, or you would normally receive a flu jab we are starting to book clinics in now gradually. We would advise you to make contact with us to arrange an appointment soon.