It’s time for the big showdown against flu

Get your flu vaccination on Friday 9 October…

This year, more than ever, it is vital we all play our part in fighting flu.

One way we can do that is to make sure we take the offer of having our free flu jab on Friday 9 October.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process will look different to that in previous years.

You will be able to book an appointment as usual for the sessions which, this year, will be held in the Board Room, Building 4 at Spencer Close, Epping.

All you need to do is book an appointment online using Doodle and complete a consent form.

A nurse from Princess Alexandra Hospital will carry out all the vaccinations between 9am and 3.30pm. Anyone attending must bring, and wear, a face mask for their appointment.

Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is essential you do not attend should you begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms.

The main COVID-19 symptoms to look out for are:

  • a high temperature (fever)
  • a new continuous cough
  • a new loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

How to book an appointment for your flu jab

Friday’s flu clinic is now FULLY BOOKED

  • Go to Doodle to book an appointment online
  • Enter your full name in the box on the blue line (left-hand side), unless you already have an account with Doodle. In this case, it will put your name in automatically

  • Select a slot. There are two slots available in each 10 minute block
  • Click send
  • Make a note of your chosen appointment, as you will not receive a confirmation email

On the day of your flu jab

  • Please make sure you arrive promptly, no more than five minutes before your appointment time to enable social distancing and to ensure the clinic is running on time
  • Please bring, and wear, a face covering for your appointment
  • Please complete a consent form and bring it with you to the clinic
  • If you are no longer able to attend your appointment, please inform the Comms team.

We are only able to offer this one clinic for you to get the flu jab. If you are unable to make this date you can arrange to have it done at your GP surgery or local pharmacy.

Why should I get the flu jab?

  • The flu vaccine will help prevent and protect you from getting the flu
  • It will stop you passing it on to friends, family and other vulnerable people
  • You only need it once a year
  • There is evidence it can reduce your risk of having a stroke

For more information about the flu vaccine, visit the NHS website.

3 responses to “It’s time for the big showdown against flu”

  1. Christine Brown says:

    I am working from home and do not have access to a printer. Therefore, how do I complete the consent form to bring with me? Thank you for your help.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Hi Christine. I’ll find out for you and come back to you.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Hi Christine. We will print some out here so you can complete it on site.

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