Flu Vaccinations August 2021
We are now sending out invites for flu vaccinations to those who are aged 65 years old and above. The clinics will be starting on the 13th September 2021 and will be held at both our East Bergholt and Capel St Mary sites every weekday afternoon. More dates will be available in due course.
We are sending out text message invites for all patients we have mobile number for and we will contact other patients by phone or letter. If you are unable to book your appointment via the text messaging service then please contact the reception team who will book your appointment for you.
If your appointment is at East Bergholt, please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. Once you have arrived please make your way into the main entrance of the practice where you will be greeted by a member of our team and marked as arrived for your appointment. Our clinics in East Bergholt will be held in our waiting area. Once you have had your vaccine please exit the building through the main entrance.
If your appointment is at Capel St Mary, please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. Once you have arrived please make your way to the back of the building and queue up outside the back door where the vaccinator will come and get you. Once you have had your vaccine you will exit the building through the main doors at the front.
Please wear appropriate clothing so you can easily uncover your upper left arm for vaccination. Please also wear a mask while in the building and do not come to the practice if you have any symptoms which may suggest you have Covid.
We are expecting to take delivery of vaccines for our patients who are under 65 in mid-October. These patients will receive invites through October with vulnerable patients being prioritised.
8th December 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT : 50-64 FLU VACCINES.
The yearly flu vaccination program has now been extended to include the 50+ age group for this year.
If you are aged between 50 to 64 you may soon receive a text message inviting you to book an appointment. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM THE CORONA VACCINE).
To simplify the booking process we have set up a very quick and easy TEXT MESSAGE BASED system for you.
For more information about the process please check https://www.constablecountrymedicalpractice.co.uk/news
In order to help us serve you better, please note the following:-
- If you are 50 - 64 please could you make sure we have an updated mobile telephone number for you.
- PLEASE DO NOT CALL the practice to book an appointment as reception will not be able cancel or rebook the appointment for you.
- Please try to book your appointments at the earliest possible as the program may be offered for a limited period only.
We will be much obliged if the above information could be cascaded to benefit as many members of the community as possible.
24th September 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE : FLU CLINICS 2020
In the interest of patient safety and social distancing, we have made the decision to hold our flu clinics by appointment only.
We have spent a lot of time and effort in planning and are glad to let you know that we have now commenced daily flu clinics
We are planning to telephone all eligible patients individually and offer the appointments over the course of the next 6 weeks. Our friendly PPG has also agreed to kindly help us with the bookings and so you may get a call from them on our behalf as well.
We have trained extra staff, allocated dedicated nurse, reception as well as admin time and plan to prioritise elderly as well as vulnerable patients and children.
A designated one way system has also been set up both at East Bergholt as well as Capel St Mary sites.
In order to help us, CAN WE PLEASE REQUEST THAT YOU DO NOT MISS YOUR APPOINTMENTS AND ALSO AVOID CANCELLING THEM AT SHORT NOTICE.
A specific time slot will be agreed with you when booking the appointment. Unlike other slots, patients attending the flu clinic will not need to call the reception to confirm their arrival.
Please arrive on time for your appointment but no more than 5 minutes in advance to avoid over crowding and follow the signs for the flu clinic.
You must wear a face mask when attending clinics to ensure you socially distance from our staff as well as other patients at all times.
Creating these huge number of appointments per day is understandably having an impact on our resources - but we are trying our best to manage resources and provide as many services and appointments as possible during these testing times.
So please bear with us and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions or concerns.
We hope all of you continue to stay safe and enjoy good health.