Thanks to Laurence Jacobs for forwarding this information:
2020 Flu Clinics
In the wake of coronavirus, it is more important than ever to have your flu vaccination.
However, with Covid-19 comes the challenge as to how we vaccinate 10,000+ Granta patients in a socially-distanced manner, to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our local community.
Duxford Imperial War Museum has very kindly agreed to help us and we will be holding "drive-thru" flu clinics on Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 17th October. If you cannot get to these clinics please don't worry; we will make sure that the patients who can't attend or who cannot drive will be seen in smaller clinics at our surgeries. If you are housebound separate arrangements will be made for you.
Patients eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination include those patients who will be 65 years old before 31st March 2021, and those patients 6 months of age and up to and including 64 years of age if they fall into one or more of the "at risk" groups. You can find further details of the "at risk" groups at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/
To book your flu appointment please call 0300 234 5555
As you will have heard on the news, the government has now extended the flu programme to include everyone 50 years old and over, plus household members of shielded patients. However, NHS England wants us to prioritise the "at risk" patients first, and the new second cohort of patients will be vaccinated towards the end of the year. We will send out further details as soon as we have them.
Children aged 2 years old and 3 years old are automatically eligible to be vaccinated by us. These will be done in our surgeries, unless the child can attend a drive-thru with an eligible adult in the car.
Children from 4 years old to 11 years old will be vaccinated at school, unless they fall into an "at risk" category.
When booking your appointment slot please note:
Each appointment is for a car - the names of all eligible people who will be in the car MUST be pre-registered when booking the appointment.
There can be a mix of ages in the car, including eligible children. However children can only be booked in if parents or another adult in the car is also eligible.
You MUST pre-book your flu appointment. Please do not just turn up on the day - you will be sent away without being given the vaccination.
On-the-day advice for patients:
It is important that you arrive within your time slot given.
You will be vaccinated whilst you sit in your car - you drive in and then drive out.
On arrival at IWM there will be people to direct you and signs to follow.
If there are any changes to the people that are in your car you must inform us in advance otherwise they will not be vaccinated.
You must attend wearing a short-sleeved top so your arm / shoulder is quickly accessible.
You must wear a mask, covering your mouth and nose.
The postcode for SatNav's is CB22 4QR.
If you should decide to stay on and visit the museum after your vaccination please be aware that you will have to pre-book tickets in advance through the IWM website www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford. You will not be able to purchase tickets for the museum on the day.
We would like to thank Duxford Imperial War Museum for accommodating us in this fantastic community collaboration.