SEASONAL FLU CAMPAIGN 2019-20
at Kemnay Surgery
With the increasing number of people being offered flu immunizations, we encourage people to attend our specially organised Saturday clinics. This helps minimise disruption to the weekday nursing appointments we can offer. Following feedback in previous years we have spaced out the two weekends to offer more flexibility for people to attend. We would like to ask you all to help by coming along to the Saturday morning sessions. Even if you see a queue the wait is generally no more than 20 minutes as we have maximum staff working that day. Below are suggested times for people to attend to help minimise waiting times. However if you can't attend at that time please still come at another time of day on the Saturdays as we would prefer this to using our weekday routine appointments. The first Saturday will be for the over 65s and carers and the second Saturday for those in the ‘at risk’ groups such as diabetes, heart disease etc.
For 2019-20 there are new arrangements being made for the immunisation of pre-school children. They should not attend our Saturday clinics but instead will be receiving a letter from the Scottish Government in early October giving them further details.
The most important thing to remember is that flu can be a very serious illness, especially if you are elderly or in the at risk groups and for this reason we really want you to come along and be immunised.
We also respect the fact that some of you prefer not to be immunised. If this is the case then you can still help us by contacting us and letting us know. This allows us to flag this in your notes and saves a significant amount of time for our admin team in chasing up those who have not attended.
The District Nursing Team will visit housebound patients to give them their vaccination as in previous years.
Arrangements for this year are as follows:-
GROUP 1 – Saturday 5th October at Kemnay Surgery
All patients who are 65 YEARS OLD OR OVER (born before 31/03/55) and UNPAID CARERS. An unpaid carer is a person of any age who cares for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. Carers working in nursing homes or for the social services will have to see their management regarding vaccination.
GROUP 2 – Saturday 2nd November at Kemnay Surgery
Patients of any age who have:-
- Chronic Lung Disease or
- Asthma and on a regular steroid inhaler,
- Heart Disease,
- Liver Disease,
- Kidney Disease
- Neurological Disease including Stoke or TIA
- Pregnant women
- Immunosuppressed patients (due to disease or treatment) & their household contacts
- A Body Mass Index in excess of 40 If you are in doubt please ‘phone the surgery.
In order to help the process to run as smoothly as possible we suggest the following schedule as a guide to attendance times:
Surname beginning with
A , B
C, D, E, F
G, H, I, J, K, L
Mc, Mac, M
N, O, P, Q, R
S, T, U, V
W, X, Y, Z
Please be aware that you will be required to remain at the surgery for at least 10 minutes following vaccination in case you develop a reaction.