Rainbow Flu clinic Information 2020/21

If you are eligible for a flu vaccine you will receive either a text message or a letter inviting you to book an appointment.

You will be able to book by phone or online through Patient Access.

Our clinics will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be administering Flu vaccinations only during the clinic, if you are due any other health checks or vaccinations you will need to arrange these separately. Our aim is to keep you in surgery for the minimal time and maintain social distance and hygiene measures as per public health guidelines.

You will need to:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep to social distancing guidelines
  • Follow advice and directions given by reception and nursing staff
  • Be prepared to be patient, and possibly queue outside initially
  • Prepare yourself for the vaccination in the waiting area – i.e. Have your upper arm ready for us to vaccinate you when called
  • Come alone (unless this is impossible)
  • Stick to your allocated time – don’t come too early
  • Children must stay with their parent or guardian at all times and must not be allowed to run around the waiting area. Please strive to bring only the child who is being vaccinated to surgery and leave other children with a carer where possible
  • Leave by the back door as directed by staff

Childrens vaccinations are Live nasal spray. If you are aware of any reason your child should not receive a Live vaccination please discuss this with a practice nurse prior to booking the appointment to ensure the appropriate vaccine is available.

We are following advice provided by the department of health for vaccinating individuals. Anyone from a shielding household will be done later in the season to try and ensure availability of vaccines to those most at risk. Anyone over 50 who is not at specific risk may possibly be vaccinated but only if vaccines are available and after we have vaccinated patients who are considered at personal risk. For eligibility information please see the following links: