Seasonal Flu Vaccines at Bourn

We are busy planning for the 2022 flu campaign.  We will be running clinics on Several Saturdays in September and October – these are not yet open to book until we have confirmation of deliveries of this year’s flu vaccines.  We will invite you to book nearer the time by text message, and update our website soon.   Please do not contact reception to book until invited to do so (last year we only had confirmed delivery dates a week before they arrived).

We are planning to offer you the Covid booster vaccine at the same visit.  This will need to be at least 91 days after any Spring Booster you might have received.

Please support the surgery by booking your vaccinations with us this year, rather than going elsewhere for it.  We have ordered enough Flu vaccines for all eligible patients, and will hope to be able to offer to the wider group of over 50s again from November onwards as per Government advice.

We will again be looking for volunteers to help us run our busy Saturday Clinics – do contact our practice manager if you would like to volunteer.

The dates for your diary so far are Saturday 25th September and 15th October.

We will update this page as soon as more dates are confirmed.

In the wake of Coronavirus, it is more important than ever to have your flu vaccination. We are concerned that this winter may see much larger than usual numbers of seasonal flu cases in addition to Coronavirus. Once again the ambition is to extend the seasonal flu vaccination campaign to include healthy adults over the age of 50 as we did last year.

We will be contacting housebound patients to offer vaccination. For the avoidance of confusion, housebound means you are unable to leave the house.

Please ensure we have up to date contact details for you so we can invite you easily as clinics are opened for booking.

On the Day advice for patients:

· Please arrive at the time of your appointment, please do not arrive early

· Please wear a short sleeved top so that we can easily access your arm

· Please wear a face covering over your mouth and nose if you are able to do so

· Please do not attend if you are unwell with Coronavirus symptoms

· Please follow the signage and the direction of staff and volunteers on arrival

· We will be running a one way system through the surgery with different entry and exits points, there will be no chairs to sit on

· There will be markers laid out to indicate socially distanced queueing points

· If you are able to park outside the surgery car park and walk, this would be much appreciated so we can retain the car park for those less mobile patients.

· If you are unable to comfortably walk the length of the practice, cannot walk over one small step, or are unable to stand for the duration of your visit, please let reception know in advance or on arrival. You may wish to display your disabled blue badge on your dashboard (or a piece of paper indicating limited mobility) so we can easily identify patients who need vaccinating in our limited mobility spots

· After your vaccination please leave promptly, both from the building and also the car park and surrounding area.

Please DO NOT attend if you are unwell with Coronavirus symptoms or are self isolating due to a household contact or on NHS test and trace advice