Flu & Pneumococcal Immunisation
Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?
Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk.
Who Is At Risk?
- If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
- If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
- If you have chronic heart disease
- If you have chronic renal disease
- If you are diabetic
- If you have a weak immune system
- If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
- If you have a chronic liver disease
- If you are a carer
Rolles 2020 Flu vacination programme
Influenza is a virus that infects many people each year, causing severe illness and sometimes death. The flu vaccination provides the best possible protection against this unpredictable virus.
This year, we will be running our flu clinics slightly differently to ensure that we are COVID safe. We will be allowing more time for each appointment to allow us to observe safe social distancing and to give the nurses time to change their PPE.
It is vital that you DO NOT attend for your vaccination if you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are self-isolating due to contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
Appointments are now available to book online. If you do not have online access, the flu line will open on Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 9.00am and will be open every day from 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm until Wednesday 9th September 2020.
To book an appointment please call us on 01395 226557 during these hours. During the first few days we are always very busy and so you may have to try more than once to get through. Please do not phone the normal surgery number to book your flu appointment as this may prevent an emergency call being answered.
It is very important this year that you attend at your allotted appointment time. If you arrive early or late, you may not be able to have your vaccination. This is because we need to keep a steady flow of patients coming into and out of the building.
You must wear a face covering whilst in the surgery unless you have a medical reason not to. On arrival at the surgery your temperature will be checked and you will be asked to join a queue. Please keep 2 metres apart from other patients at all times.
To reduce the number of people in the building at any time, please attend your appointment alone. If you need assistance, please let the admin staff know. Unfortunately we will be unable to offer the use of the seating in the waiting room this year.
Once you have received your vaccination, you will be asked to leave the building by the back door. As always, our admin staff will be on hand to direct you.
At Rolle Medical we pride ourselves on our smooth running flu clinics. Things may be a little different this year but we will do our utmost to ensure that you receive the same great experience we normally offer on our weekend flu clinics.
The Doctors and Team at Rolle Medical.
Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?
Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.