Allerton Medical Centre

0113 295 3460

Westfield Medical Centre

0113 467 9744

Flu vaccinations 2021

We currently intend to deliver flu vaccinations and Covid boosters separately for all but housebound patients.

As you are probably aware, there is significant disruption to the supply of flu vaccines this year. We will therefor invite patients in waves as vaccine arrives and in order of clinical priority. We had intended to share all available clinic dates in advance, so that patients could chose the most convenient dates/locations, but unfortunately this will not be possible.

Who can have a flu vaccine?

Flu vaccination clinic arrangements

This year, Chapeltown Primary Care Network is delivering flu vaccines as a network rather than each individual practice delivering their own. “Pooling” our flu vaccines together means we can prioritise the most vulnerable patients in preparation for any possible Covid booster programme.

Chapeltown Primary Care Network includes:

  • Allerton and Westfield Medical Centres
  • St Martin’s Practice
  • Woodhouse Medical Practice

To ensure our patients and staff are kept as safe as possible from potential Covid transmission, we will run one-way systems that will offer you a vaccination in the shortest possible time. This is the same system we used for the Covid vaccinations. As a network, we need to complete over 7,000 flu vaccinations this year.

Clinic locations

To give as much choice as we can, our flu clinics will take place in three different locations on various dates as vaccine becomes available. These locations are:

  • the ground floor of the Reginald Centre which will be used to vaccinate the over 65-year-old population
  • Westfield Medical Centre on the 1st floor of the Reginald Centre which will be used to vaccinate children aged 2-3
  • Woodhouse Medical Practice which will also host clinics for the over-65s, children aged 2-3 as well as eligible 18–64-year-olds
Appointments

Flu vaccination appointments are currently planned for Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Appointments are available to book via text, online or through your own practice reception team. If you can book yourself directly, you will help relieve pressure on our phone lines. We ask that patients do not arrive in advance of their booked slot.

Any patient of Allerton, Westfield, St Martins or Woodhouse can attend any of the clinics listed above as long as you are within the eligible category for that clinic – please refer to the table above.

Planned clinic dates

We have planned on the following dates for the following groups, but appointments will be released in waves once we have received adequate vaccine stocks. Dates and locations may have to change subject to vaccine availability. Please ensure you note the location when you book.

Wed 13 October- 16.00 -18.00 (Woodhouse Medical Practice)

  • Children aged 2-3

Wed 20 October- 16.00 -18.00 (Woodhouse Medical Practice)

  • Eligible adults aged between 18-64 with long-term conditions
 Please prepare for your appointment as follows
  • Do not attend if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been told to isolate. Contact us the following week and we will rebook you when you are able to leave isolation.
  • Attend on your own unless you need help in mobilising.
  • There is some car parking immediately behind each building but we ask that be prioritised for those with limited mobility. Please be considerate of our neighbours if you park in the local area. If someone is driving you down, there are drop off and pick up areas, but no waiting areas on site. There are bus stops directly outside the Reginald Centre and Woodhouse Medical Practice.
  • Do not arrive early or late for your appointment time: we have allocated a strict number of patients per period to ensure that people are queueing for the minimum of time and social distancing is maintained.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • We encourage you not to touch anything in the centre. Bring your own hand sanitiser to use should you wish to.
  • Please follow the one-way system, entering the Reginald Centre by the front doors. Follow the signage at Woodhouse to enter the correct queue depending on your age.
  • Please follow the instructions for queuing. The queue will be controlled to ensure social distancing. If you are in a wheelchair or have very limited mobility, please make yourself known to the queue marshal.
  • If it is raining on the day, please come prepared with an umbrella as the queue may be outside for a short period of time.
  • There will be limited chairs available to sit in while waiting. If you think you will struggle with this, please speak to the queue marshal on arrival.
  • Wear clothing which makes it easy to expose your upper arm. The vaccinations may be given at separate stations within one larger room.
  • Please follow the instructions of the staff who are supervising the patient flow – they are there for your safety.

What if I can’t get to the planned clinic dates or locations?