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Anyone approaching or entering the surgery building must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or to act as a chaperone.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

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CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are still busy booking appointments for flu vaccinations.

Due to Covid-19 we are running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our second vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group arrived on 16th October, but we are not due to receive the vaccine for the Under 65 at risk group until the end of October at the earliest. We will continue dedicated vaccination clinics, primarily on Saturdays, throughout the autumn season.

All clinics will continue to be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book or enquire about a flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are experiencing a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we have tried to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups received an invite and were/will be vaccinated first.  We have sent invitations via email and/or text message to those eligible patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter has been sent via Royal Mail.

We are now able to offer flu vaccinations to the 50-64 age group.  We will be holding a further clinic on Saturday 12th December. Invitations will be going out very soon. Appointments can be requested via our Flu Line: 01794 885275 Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 16:00. We anticipate that the line will be very busy, so please bear with us

What is the Travel Clinic?  

We offer advice to travellers on potential risks whilst abroad. Depending on these risks, injections or medication may be advised. Our Nursing Team will be able to offer some of these however you may be required to attend a private clinic for some vaccinations. In order to be able to advise you and offer the full range of protection available you will be required to inform us at least 6-8 weeks prior to your travel.

Advice on what's required for where you are travelling can be found on the  Fit For Travel Website .

 


What do I need to do? 

Please ask for a 30 minute travel appointment at reception.

Please bring to that appointment all previous travel vaccination records.

At the appointment the nurse will discuss with you what NHS vaccines are required and if you should attend a Private Travel Clinic.  Any vaccines given will be recorded in a vaccine record book to maintain a completed record. Some vaccinations need to be ordered in and will not be immediately available.

Malaria prophylaxis will be discussed with you you will be advised how to obtain them.

 


 Vaccines and Medications Available at Whiteparish Surgery

Any childhood vaccinations that you have not received will be offered to you along with your travel immunisations.  

 

Typhoid A single injection will last for 3 years 
Hepatitis A Course of 2 injections 6-12 months apart.  This will then last at least 20 years in adults
 Cholera An oral vaccine given as 2 doses within a 6 week period and lasts for 2 years in adults 
Anti–Malarial medication - individually tailored to countries, areas and exposure risk but only lasts for the duration of the trip 
 
There are private travel clinics in Salisbury, Winchester and Southampton.
 

Additional information and consent documents:

Patient Information and consent for Mefloquine

Malarone Information and Consent


 Information When Travelling Abroad

The EHIC website is a handy source of information that explains how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card. This card can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area (EEA).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website can keep you up to date about the risks involved in visiting other countries. Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/   

We have created a leaflet with all the necessary travel advice that you need.

Whiteparish Travel Leaflet


 Please be aware that even though you may have received all the appropriate medications and followed all the guidance, you may still become unwell. We suggest that you seek early medical attention if you get a fever, have gastric problems or feel unwell in the weeks or months following your trip.

 

 
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