INFORMATION FROM POCKLINGTON GROUP PRACTICE REGARDING FLU AND COVID VACCINES

September will see the start of the Autumn COVID & Flu vaccination programme. From mid/late September, there will be an opportunity to receive both your flu and COVID vaccination. Please expect a text message or letter invite from either the Practice or Nimbuscare on behalf of Pocklington Group Practice. The 50-64 not clinically vulnerable will receive their communication from Nimbuscare as they will be delivering the bulk of this age group at Askham bar.  Our over 65s and clinically vulnerable 18-64 year olds will receive texts and letter invites from the practice. We will identify those who are housebound and contact them separately.

Our first clinic for the over 65s is planned for the 24th September and the next clinic will be either the 8th or 15th October with Tuesday evenings also included. The clinics will be run as both flu and COVID. A frequently asked questions sheet is attached below along with a flu vaccine eligibility sheet.

Patients aged 50-64 years old not in an at risk category will receive invites to attend clinics from 15th October, the earliest date you can be vaccinated.

 

Bookable Appointments via Patient Access

Pocklington Group practice has suspended the ability for patients to book appointments online this is to help improve our appointment service and ensure that every patient is navigated to the most appropriate clinician. Instead, if you telephone the practice or complete an online consultation form, you will be provided with the most appropriate clinician or contacted to book an appointment. Unfortunately we have had a number of appointments booked inappropriately.


Face Coverings 

Face coverings are now optional inside the practice, unless you have Covid symptoms or are suffering from a recent respiratory illness


Travel Information

Patients are advised that we do not provide travel advice. We do administer the following vaccines if required: Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.