Flu Appointments Update
Flu vaccinations Appointments
At the present time all our flu vaccination appointments have been taken. We may be able to offer clinics later in October or November but at the moment we have no stock available to offer additional appointments.
Why don’t we have enough stock?
Orders for the 2020/2021 season were placed in December 2019. The quantity of stock the practice purchases is dependent on patient numbers and the percentage uptake in the previous season. As stocks are ordered so early we were unable to plan for COVID, and the additional cohorts added to this season, nor were we able to predict the additional demand from the usual cohorts.
The practice is working hard and is under severe pressure to meet our current demands and to keep you and the staff safe. We are adopting different ways of working, such as the drive through clinic at Cwrt-y- Gollen and telephone triage. We can assure you that every effort is being made to provide the best service possible. We are working with the Health Board and Public Health and will inform you as things change.
We understand that the shortage is frustrating but please do not take this frustration out on our reception staff. Our practice staff are here to help you, our aim is to be as polite and helpful as possible. It is your responsibly to treat all our staff with respect and dignity. Aggressive behaviour, shouting and rude language will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Flu Vaccines are available at your local Pharmacy free of charge if you are in an eligible cohort.
Flu Clinic UPDATE:
Bookings will be opened up earlier than previously advertised. You will now be able to book into the Drive through Clinic, taking place on 6th October, from Monday 7th September. Please read the information below before booking.
Crickhowell drive through Flu Clinic 2020
Crickhowell Group practice in partnership with Crickhowell Estates Ltd, Crickhowell Voluntary Bureau and Glangrwyney Cricket Club are running a drive through Flu clinic at Cwrt-y- Gollen Estates in Crickhowell.
This year we will be running our flu clinics differently to ensure that we are COVID safe. Please read below before contacting the practice.
Who is eligible to attend the drive through clinic?
The vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those who are most at risk of contracting influenza. In this drive through clinic we are vaccinating the following groups:-
- Everyone aged 65 years and over.
- People aged over 18 years to less than 65 years in a clinical risk group.
Where and When are the clinics?
October 6th 2020,
October 28th 2020,
November 11th 2020
Former Army Camp at Cwrt-y-Gollen, Crickhowell NP8 1TJ. This is a drive through clinic and the vaccination will be administered to you in your car. You will not need to leave your vehicle.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes all vaccinations are by appointment only.
You can phone the practice to make an appointment on 01873 810255. Bookings open on 7th September 2020 please phone after 10 am.
What do I need to do on the day?
- If possible wear sleeveless tops or short sleeve shirts to enable easy and quick access for vaccination to the arWear a mask or 3 layer face covering.
- Do not bring additional family members or friends who do not have an appointment unless they are your carer or driver
- Understand that the clinics are for FLU only and do not ask for other advice.
- Understand that toilet facilities will not be available.
- Understand that you may have to wait in your car.
- Do not attend if you or a close contact have symptoms or have had contact with a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Do not attend if you are unwell.
- Please arrive during your appointment slot.
- Please ensure that you have read the list of possible side effects. nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-vaccine-side-effects/.
What will happen when I arrive?
Please turn into the estate from the A40, drive slowly with extreme caution along the drive to clinical station 1. (The old guardhouse).
Stop at station 1
Our clinician will check your appointment details, temperature, confirm no allergies and ensure you are wearing a mask or face covering.
The clinician will identify which arm is to be vaccinated and ensure that the arm is exposed.
You will be directed to clinical station 2.
Stop at station 2
Turn off engine and apply handbrake
The clinician will vaccinate the designated arm.
When it is safe the clinician will advise you to start the engine and leave the site via the designated route
What do I do after I’ve had my vaccination?
If you feel unwell after the vaccination please stop the car and notify a staff member.
You will exit the site via the one way system onto the A40 – please take care when turning into traffic.
Note – We will organise other clinics for infants, other age groups and any other categories Additional information and any last minute changes due to weather or other unavoidable circumstances will be posted on our website www.crickhowellhealthcentre.co.uk and our Facebook page.
Thank-you for your co-operation and patience.