Flu clinics will be held Saturday mornings on the 11th & 25th of September at Holmfirth and the 18th September at Meltham – click here to see if you are eligible
Please don’t attend if you feel unwell or you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. You should book a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms (via the NHS website or by calling 119).
As last year, everyone aged over 50 will be eligible for the flu jab, as well as those that have a certain health condition, the extremely vulnerable (also known as shielded patients) and their close contacts, pregnant patients and unpaid carers.
COVID-19 BOOSTERS – You will receive a separate appointment for your COVID booster vaccine. These won’t be given at the same appointment as your Flu vaccine at Elmwood Family Doctors. We will be in touch with details of our COVID-19 booster campaign shortly.
Booking your appointment
If we have your mobile telephone number, you should of received an SMS message from us which includes a link. Please click on the link to book your appointment online. This is the quickest way to book.
If you are unable to book your appointment online, we now have a dedicated Flu booking line open Monday – Friday 10am – 12pm:
Please do not call the usual surgery number to book. Booking using the link or the mobile number 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 year.
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 to expect?
We will be using a one way system through the building in order to maintain social distancing
Staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE e.g. face masks) at all times, and guiding patients on where to go
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