Dorchester Road Surgery
Flu Vaccination Campaign – Autumn 2020
This year all of our flu vaccination clinics are all going to be held at St Aldhelms Church Centre in Spa Road, Weymouth.
All eligible patients will receive a letter in the post inviting them to have their free flu vaccination on the NHS with a date and time slot at one of our “Walk in Clinics”. It is very important patients attend their allocated clinic date and time.
What are the dates for this year’s Clinics?
Over 65s: Two clinics
Saturday, 26th September 2020 (morning)
Saturday, 17th October 2020 (morning)
Under 65’s (in at Risk group)
Saturday, 24th October 2020 (morning)
Children (2-3 year olds) + at risk eligible children
Saturday, 17th October 2020 (morning)
What if I cannot attend on the date I have been given?
If you are unable to attend on the date you have been allocated, there will be a mop up clinic which is scheduled to be held at Weymouth Pavilion for the whole locality (Weymouth and Portland) in November (date to be confirmed). We will not be booking appointments for the flu vaccination at the surgery for patients that are unable to attend their “walk in clinic” date time or administering the flu vaccination during another appointment at the surgery.
Please note the following information on the day of the clinic:
- Do not arrive any earlier or later as you may be asked to wait in your car or come back.
- Do NOT attend if you are showing any signs of COVID-19 (new fever, new cough, new loss of smell or taste).
- Please wear a mask at all times whilst in the Church Centre building.
- Sign the consent form on your letter on the day of the clinic before you arrive.
- Please avoid using the toilet in the Church Centre, try to use your toilet at home before you leave.
- As you enter the building, sanitize your hands using the supplied sanitizer at the entrance.
- Attend alone, if at all possible.
- If you have any additional needs, please let us know before, telephone us on 01305 769303.
- Please remove your coat and drape over your arm as you enter the hall and wear a short sleeve top for easy access to your upper arm if possible.
- Please respect the social distancing rules and observe the floor markings.
- Bring the signed letter to the clinic
What if I do not want to have a Flu vaccine this year?
Please let us know to stop you being sent further reminders in one of the following ways:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone the surgery on 01305 766472 or 01305 766379
- Drop a letter through the letterbox at the surgery – please state your full name and date of birth
If you are concerned that you or your family may have been exposed to coronavirus, please follow the advice on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
At present, the advice is to stay at home in isolation for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you should stay at home for 14 days from the first day the person experienced the symptoms.
Do not go to your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospitals. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Use the NHS online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot hope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after seven days
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you arrive at the surgery with these symptoms wanting advice you will be told to return home and dial 111. Do not contact your GP for sick note during isolation a service for this is now available.
There will not be testing those self-isolating with mild symptoms.
The best way to contact the surgery for advice on other matter is via our eConsult platform. Use the blue pop up box below.
Dorset CCG are rolling out their 7 day access scheme with appointments from 8AM to 8PM based at Weymouth Hospital. “We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, which may be at a different site, please ask your surgery”
Not sure if your problem is best seen at the surgery, pharmacy, ambulance or A&E?
For adults NHS Inform will help you:
Out of hours call NHS 111 for excellent source of advice.
Mental Health Concerns
For mental health concerns we are more than happy to see you, but for talking therapies, counselling or support you can refer yourself directly to Steps to Wellbeing. You can learn more about the skills of individual members of our team. A substantial variety of self help documentation is available on our medical advice pages.
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