A message regarding Middlewood Flu Clinics

A message regarding Middlewood Flu Clinics

Thank you for being patient whilst we organise the logistics for our flu clinics this year.  Firstly please note that we will not be giving COVID vaccinations at these clinics.  COVID vaccinations are being provided by an organisation called Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP).  Anyone eligible for a COVID vaccination will receive an invitation directly from CWP.

Please be aware that:

  • All our flu clinic dates are based on when we will get our supply of flu vaccine.
  • We will be inviting eligible patients for a flu vaccine by text, in a similar way as we did for COVID vaccinations last year.
  • There will be no under 65 invitations sent out for flu vaccinations until after the 15th of October as we are not allowed to offer flu vaccines to this patient group before the 15th of October.
  • If you cannot book by text then please call the surgery.
  • We would like to combine your visit for a flu vaccination with the opportunity to check some other health screening information. Please be aware we may ask if we can check your blood pressure, height and weight and other health information whilst you are having your vaccination.
  • We will be holding one clinic for immunosuppressed patients on the 11th of October at Poynton civic hall. Invites will be sent out on the 20th of September. We will be offering both COVID and flu vaccinations at this clinic.  This will be the only clinic where we will be able to offer COVID vaccinations and we will only have a supply of vaccines for patients who have been invited because they are immunosuppressed.
  • We will be starting to visit housebound patients in mid-October to administer flu and covid vaccines together. It is likely to take us at least a month to get around everyone so please don’t contact us about when this will be, we will call you with a date and approximate time. If you haven’t heard from us by mid-November please get in touch then.

Can we kindly ask that wherever possible you do not drive for your appointment as parking is limited at all venues.

Please remember that we will not be providing COVID vaccinations at flu clinics so please do not contact us regarding that.  COVID vaccinations will be provided by MIDDLEWOOD only to residents in care homes and patients who are housebound.  We will be in touch directly to arrange these.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that although we appreciate sometimes you may feel frustrated, please be kind to our staff.  They work tirelessly to support you in what are often very difficult circumstances that are completely beyond the control of the individual you are speaking to.  Our staff feel upset when people shout at them and although this is not often, it is very upsetting.

Thank you for all your support and understanding.