Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment
While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you, your baby or your child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you book in for all scheduled appointments – see www.nhs.uk/vaccinations for details on when they are due.
Travelling to and from your appointment
When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to www.gov.uk and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.
When attending your appointment
When attending your appointment, we have put in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:
- social distancing measures will be observed;
- the appointment may take longer than usual.
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact the Practice. It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.
You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact the Practice so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.
Shielding has currently ended. Patients will be expected to come out for their vaccinations and there will not be home visits done for the purpose of vaccinations.