Wareham Surgery

Streche Road, Wareham, BH20 4PG

Current time is 12:25 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01929 553444

wareham.surgery@nhs.net

Flu 2020

We are planning on running our flu vaccination clinics on Saturday 26th September, Sunday 27th September, Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 10th October.  Eligible patients will be invited by letter and given a 20-minute timeslot to attend.  Patients must attend during their timeslot to help us to ensure social distancing is maintained and the wait time is not too long.

PATIENTS MUST BRING THE LETTER WITH THEM TO THE CLINIC. NO LETTER NO VACCINE!

The situation regarding the supply of vaccines is uncertain, and we cannot guarantee that flu vaccination will be available later in the year.  If patients are unable to attend for their given timeslot, we ask them to phone the surgery between 2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday.  We will add their name to a list.

Household members of patients on the high-risk shielding list are eligible for the free flu vaccine.  We plan to vaccinate these patients once we have vaccinated medically at-risk patients.

We ask patients who decide not to have the vaccination to let us know so we can use the vaccine for another patient.

BECAUSE OF THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF THE SITUATION, PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE BEFORE COMING FOR THE VACCINATION.

 

COVID19 PRECAUTIONS

Please maintain social distancing while waiting.

Please wear a face mask in the building.

Please use hand sanitiser.

You will be asked Covid-screening questions before admittance:

  • Do you or a member of your household have a fever?
  • Do you or a member of your household have a persistent cough?
  • Have you or a member of your household lost your/their sense of taste or smell?

You must not come to the surgery until you have been free of coronavirus symptoms for 14 days.

You must not come to the surgery if you have come from a non-exempt country within 14 days.

Please come unaccompanied, where possible.

Wear short sleeves and, if possible, no jacket.  Please note, there will be nowhere to put belongings down.

Please leave the building promptly.

 

Common questions about the flu vaccination

What is flu?

Flu is an unpleasant disease that spreads quickly and easily through coughing and sneezing. Flu can also give you headaches, a sore throat, fever, chills, and muscle and joint aches. Those people who are at risk, either because of their age or medical conditions, may develop complications such as chest infections and pneumonia.

Why get the vaccine?

The vaccine provides the best available protection against flu. It is not 100% but it will protect a significant number of people and reduce the severity of flu if you get it. It could also help your relatives or carers because you will not be passing the disease to them.

Who should get it?

Young babies, older people, pregnant women and those who have other underlying health conditions, especially those of the lungs, heart, liver or kidneys, are particularly vulnerable to serious complications and possibly hospitalisation. Every year in the UK a number of people in these groups die from the complications of flu.

I’ve heard that the vaccination can give you flu. Is that true?

No; the flu vaccine that is given to adults is made from dead flu virus and cannot cause the infection. The flu vaccine that will be given to most children is a live vaccine, but the viruses in it have been weakened so they can not cause flu. You may get some side effects after the vaccination, but these are quite mild like a slightly raised temperature or aching muscles for a couple of days or an ache in the arm where the injection was given. Other reactions are very rare.

 

 

Medical services are likely to be under huge strain this winter due to COVID19. Do your bit to help the NHS and save lives; please have your flu jab!

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED