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10 OCTOBER 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC WILL BE HELD ON

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021

8.00 am – 12.00 noon

2.00 pm – 7.00 pm

AT CHRIST CHURCH, NEWRY STREET, KILKEEL

NO VACCINATIONS WILL BE DONE IN THE SURGERY THIS YEAR

THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021 – THERE WILL BE AN EMERGENCY SERVICE ONLY

NO APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED, BUT TO EASE CONGESTION, WE SUGGEST THAT YOU COME IN THE MORNING IF YOUR SURNAME BEGINS WITH A-L AND IN THE AFTERNOON IF YOUR SURNAME BEGINS WITH M-Z (AS FAR AS POSSIBLE)

WEATHER PERMITTING, THIS WILL BE A DRIVE-THROUGH CLINIC IN THE CHURCH CAR PARK – PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING i.e. T-SHIRT OR POLO SHIRT. THE CHURCH HALL WILL BE USED IF IT IS RAINING AND FOR THOSE ARRIVING ON FOOT

THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR FLU VACCINE INCLUDE:

EVERYONE 50 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

ALL PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE (INCLUDING ASTHMA), HEART, KIDNEY, LIVER AND NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES

ALL DIABETICS, CARERS, COELIAC AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSED PATIENTS, PREGNANT WOMEN AND PATIENTS WITH A BMI OVER 40

HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS OF SHIELDING PATIENTS

PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL BE VACCINATED AT A SEPARATE CLINIC THIS YEAR

FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE COVID-19 BOOSTER CLINIC WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON

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Shingles vaccination (for those age 70) and nasal influenza vaccine for 2-4 years-olds will commence next week. We will be in touch soon to arrange an appointment for these groups.

Community pharmacies are offering the Covid-19 vaccine to any adult not yet vaccinated.

Please be assured that we are working as fast as we can but extra calls to the surgery regarding the vaccines are putting a tremendous amount of pressure on all staff.

You can find all the latest guidance on coronavirus in Northern Ireland by visiting the NI Direct website.


Appointment Update October 2021

The surgery is currently extremely busy. Please can we ask patients to contact the surgery EARLY in the day if they require an appointment with a GP.

Routine telephone calls will now only be accepted before 12.00pm.

Some patients require a face-to-face appointment with the GP. These generally take place in the afternoon, meaning that we will now only be able to accept URGENT telephone calls in the afternoon.

Thank you for your understanding.


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(Site updated 09/10/2021)
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