I was informed by letter (3 sheets of A4 paper - wasteful!) received around midday on Friday that a walk-in vaccination session had been arranged for the next day between 9am and 2pm. I also received two text messages saying the same thing that afternoon.
I walked to the surgery at 9am on Saturday morning and found a significant queue so aborted the visit and walked home. I then went for my usual weekly food shopping, and afterwards drove back past the surgery, which by that time was quiet. In the meantime I had received yet another text message!
Around midday I again walked to the surgery and was ushered straight in for a flu jab. Staff were, as always, polite and friendly. It was all done very quickly and painlessly and I left very quickly and walked back home.
I was a bit surprised by the short notice but ultimately not that bothered as I know that I can also get a flu vaccination at my local pharmacy. The service was fast and efficient but I would have preferred to have been given the choice of (multiple person) appointment slots to avoid / reduce the likelihood of excessive queuing rather than a free for all "come when you like between the hours of..." type of approach.
"Getting an influenza vaccination in September 2021"
About: The Nightingale Practice The Nightingale Practice Clapton E5 8BY
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