Sixpenny Handley and Chalke Valley Practice – Drive-Thru flu clinic instructions Autumn 2021

How Does A Drive-Thru Work?

Each car attending a drive-thru can have up to four occupants eligible for the flu vaccine who are registered with our surgery.

The driver does not need to be having the flu vaccine and you can be driven to the clinic by someone else such as a relative or friend.

Each occupant of the vehicle should wear a face covering unless exempt on medical grounds.

Each person having a vaccine should wear a short sleeved top or one with a sleeve pulled up or collar pulled down to expose the upper arm just below the shoulder. This is really important to make sure the vaccine can be administered in the correct part of your arm. The window of the car on the side you are sitting must be able to be opened to allow vaccination in your arm that is nearest the window. You might wish to think about where you sit in the car in advance.

You will remain in your vehicle throughout your time on the school site.

There will not be any toilet facilities.

Please do not arrive too early as you are likely to be turned away and asked to return at your appointment time. In order to avoid congestion and respect the local residents we need to ensure the traffic flows. If you are late due to local traffic we will of course do our best to vaccinate you when you arrive.

Our drive-thru clinics are currently at the Broad Chalke Primary school site, SP5 5DS. Please use the signposted one way system approaching and leaving the school site. Marshals will help direct the traffic.

From High Road proceed along Newtown. Before turning left into the school grounds you will be met by a marshal who will direct you to our admin team to be checked in.

Your car will then be directed to the team who will administer the vaccines. The driver will be asked to stop the vehicle, put the hand brake on, put the windows down and then switch the engine off.  On leaving the site please turn left on to Newtown and continue along until you meet Bury Lane.

The school grounds have CCTV and their premises must be respected at all times. We are very grateful for their kind offer of this site. No vehicle should leave the tarmac route or drive onto any verges. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Can I Have Any Other Vaccination At The Drive-Thru?

We will only be able to do flu vaccines.

What If I Have A Reaction And Feel Unwell After The Vaccine?

It is incredibly rare to have a reaction to a flu vaccine. First aid help will be available at the drive-thru.