Bodriggy Health Centre

60 Queensway, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4PB

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Flu Clinics 2020

Annual flu vaccination

Due to the Covid pandemic and the restrictions regarding social distancing, we are holding Drive-Thru clinics at Hayle Rugby Club in late September and early October.  If you are eligible, you will soon receive an invitation.

Our clinicians will administer your vaccination while you remain in your car.  It is therefore important that you help us by adhering to the guidance below:-

  • Wear short sleeves or loose clothing so that we can access your arm easily.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • Please do not attend if you are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.
  • This is a Drive-Thru clinic and there will be a one-way system in place.  Please follow directions from the Marshalls. 
  • There will be no toilet facilities available on the day at the Rugby Club.
  • Bodriggy Health Centre and Hayle Rugby Club cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your vehicle whilst attending the Drive-Thru clinics.
  • If the weather is bad, we will use the Function Room in the Rugby Club.
  • Traffic management will be in place.

If you are invited to make an appointment for a flu vaccination, you can book your appointment online via Patient Access or the NHSApp.  If you are not registered for online services, you can do so by going to https://www.patientaccess.com/ or you can download the NHSApp from the App Store.  You can also contact us by email on enquiries.bodriggy@nhs.net and one of our patient advisers will assist you with this.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you can call our patient advisors on 01736 753136 to make an appointment.

The dates of the Drive-Thru clinics are on:-

Saturday 19th September from 7am (age 64 and under and not age 65 before 31.3.21 at risk)

Saturday 26th September from 7am (age 65 and over only or age 65 before 31.3.21)

Wednesday 30th September from 7am

Saturday 3rd October from 7am

This is a Drive-Thru Clinic only.  If you have no transport or you are unable to attend the Flu Vaccination Clinics at Hayle Rugby Club, there will be later dates available for you to attend Bodriggy Health Centre.

You may also be offered a vaccination against pneumococcal disease which can cause severe pneumonia or a new vaccine to reduce the chance of getting shingles and neuralgia.

If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.

Common questions about the flu vaccination

What is flu?

Flu is an unpleasant disease that spreads quickly and easily through coughing and sneezing.
Flu can also give you headaches, a sore throat, fever, chills, and muscle and joint aches.
Those people who are at risk, either because of their age or medical conditions, may develop complications such as chest infections and pneumonia.

Why get the vaccine?

The vaccine provides the best available protection against flu. It is not 100% but it will protect
a significant number of people and reduce the severity of flu if you get it. It could also help your relatives or carers because you will not be passing the disease to them.

Who should get it?

Young babies, older people, pregnant women and those who have other underlying health conditions, especially those of the lungs, heart, liver or kidneys, are particularly vulnerable to serious complications and possibly hospitalisation. Every year in the UK a number of people
in these groups die from the complications of flu.

I’ve heard that the vaccination can give you flu. Is that true?

No; the flu vaccine that is given to adults is made from dead flu virus and cannot cause the infection. The flu vaccine that will be given to most children is a live vaccine, but the viruses in it have been weakened so they can not cause flu. You may get some side effects after the vaccination but these are quite mild like a slightly raised temperature or aching muscles for a couple of days or an ache in the arm where the injection was given. Other reactions are very rare.

When can I get the vaccine?

The vaccine is available in September and appointments are available to book now and you just need to book your appointment online www.patientaccess.com or via the NHSApp or contact us by email on enquiries.bodriggy@nhs.net or by ‘phone on 01736 753136.