Flu clinics will be different this year, but they will be safe.
Please don’t attend if you feel unwell or you have a temperature, new persistent cough, flu like symptoms or new loss of sense of smell or taste. You should book a Covid test if you have symptoms (via the NHS website or by calling 119).
Flu clinics will be held Saturday mornings on the 12th & 26th of September at Holmfirth and the 19th September at Meltham – click here to see if you are eligible
Flu vaccinations for 50-64 year olds’ or shielded
This year people living with someone who’s on the NHS shielded patient list will also be eligible for a flu vaccine, as well as 50-64 year olds. Practices are able to vaccinate this age group from the 1st December. More information is available here
We have flu clinics planned on the 2nd December at Meltham, and the 8th and 9th December at Holmfirth. Please go online to book your appointment. Booking online means that other patients calling for an urgent medical need can get through, and it helps us to manage the high volume of calls we are receiving this winter.
On the 8th & 9th December, patients will be given a Flu vaccine called Flublok Quadrivalent. This vaccine does not have a UK marketing authorisation but has been authorised for temporary supply in the UK by the MHRA and has been licensed and used in the US since 2013. It is being offered in accordance with national guidance.
How you can help:
Book your appointment in advance
Wear a face covering
Wear loose clothing to allow quick access to your arm
Arrive on time – not earlier or later
Don’t attend if unwell
Attend alone, unless you need a Carer
Don’t drive if you can avoid it
If you are driving, for Holmfirth please park offsite at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital or elsewhere, and Meltham at Carlile Street Car Park or elsewhere
If raining please bring an umbrella in case you might be required to wait outside. Whilst there will be some indoor queuing space, with social distancing the queues may stretch out into the car park
Please use the toilet at home before you set off. Toilets will be unavailable
What changes will you see?
We will be using a one way system through the building and spaced out appointment times in order to maintain 2 metre social distancing
Staff will be wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE – face masks, shields, etc) at all times, and guiding patients on where to go
You will see markings on the floor which indicate where to wait, moving forward only when the next mark in front of you becomes free
Change of PPE and handwashing undertaken at regular intervals in line with the latest Infection Control Guidelines
Hand sanitiser will be available for everyone
There will be plenty of staff available on the day to assist you, so please don’t hesitate to ask if you need help in any way
We look forward to seeing you