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FLU VACCINATIONS 2021

APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK YOUR SEASONAL FLU JAB.  

Please contact reception to arrange your appointment (Eligibility Required)

COVID-19

FROM 19TH JULY 2021 A FACE COVERING MUST CONTINUE TO BE WORN WHEN ATTENDING SURGERY

WASH HANDS, COVER FACE, MAKE SPACE

 

FOR FULL INFORMATION CLICK THE COVID-19 LINK (Further information column)

DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH SYMPTOMS

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Need to see a GP or Nurse between 6.30pm & 8.00pm Monday to Friday, Saturday or Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm ?Contact the new 'WIGAN GP EXTENDED HOURS' service on   01942 482848 

Website:   www.wigangpalliance.org

Appointments available every day and weekends

You can also see a Nurse here for your Long Term Condition review (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, IHD, Stroke, AF & Heart Failure) or a cervical smear test or contraceptive pill check. 

6.30pm - 8.00pm weekdays or 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturdays

Wigan GP Alliance provide cytology appointments every weekend from 10:00 – 16:00.

The sessions are held at either  Ashton Medical Practice or Pennygate Medical Centre.

If you have received you invitation letter please call 01942 482848 to book a convenient appointment.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the Travel Questionnaire below and submit to the practice nurse.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

Please contact surgery approx 5 working days after submitting your Travel Questionnaire to see if an appointment with the Practice Nurse is necessary.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to submit the Travel Questionnaire as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as an appointment may be required with the practice nurse if vaccinations are necessary and to allow required time for the Nurse to receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. You need to contact surgery approx 5 working days after submitting your Travel Questionnaire to find out if an appointment with the Practice Nurse is necessary and your appointment needs to be at least 6 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

Patient Travel Questionnaire

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


 
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