Community Vaccination Centre
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS ATTENDING THE CRANE VALLEY COVID VACCINATION CENTRE
To help ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and volunteers, please read and follow the instructions when attending the Crane Valley COVID Vaccination Centre. Please refer to the Site Plan (scroll down to see below), or download and print off as a PDF copy by following this link:>>
There’s a monumental effort going on across the country to increase the pace of the COVID vaccination programme. Therefore, as part of the emergency response to speed up the vaccination rollout, the UK regulator (the MHRA) temporarily suspended the 15 minute observation in specific cases.
Our first two clinics in mid December were held as drive throughs to accelerate the initial throughput of patients. However, for our weekday clinics appointments are offered as in person appointments inside the clinic premises.
Please see attendance information for patients below.
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS ATTENDING THE VACCINATION CENTRE
Please note the following instructions when attending the Crane Valley COVID Vaccination Centre.
VACCINATION GUIDANCE FOR DRIVERS
Clinics are held at 131 Newtown Road, next door to the Lake Road Surgery in Verwood. Drivers will need to follow the one-way flow of traffic set out on the Site Plan. First, you will need to enter the main patient car park (See A – Site Plan). Then, follow the sign ( See B – Site Plan) to the Vaccination Centre Car Park area.
Our volunteer traffic marshals will direct you to your parking space (See Vaccination Clinic Parking on the Site Plan).
After parking your vehicle in the designated space, please ensure that you wear your face mask before leaving the car. Patients arriving by mobility scooter or drivers with mobility issues may wait in their vehicles, clinicians will come to you.
You will be directed to go to the registration point in the Vaccine Clinic site (See C – Site Plan). Once you have registered your arrival, please follow the instructions from the Vaccine Clinic staff and wait to be called for a vaccination slot.
If you have driven yourself to the clinic, after receiving your vaccination, you will be asked to remain on-site for an observation period. Please note that as we ramp up throughput through the clinic, we may ask you to wait in your care for the observation period if you have driven to the site. You will be advised when you may leave the site.
On departing the site, you will be directed by the volunteer traffic marshal to leave the car park to exit onto Newtown Road.
ATTENDANCE FOR PATIENTS ARRIVING ON FOOT
We anticipate that most patients attending the clinic will be arriving by car. However, if you attend on foot, one of our volunteer traffic marshals will direct you to a member of the Vaccine Clinic staff for registration. Your vaccine will be administered inside the Vaccine Clinic building (See C – Site Plan).
TO HELP US PLEASE:
- Only attend the Centre if you have a confirmed appointment slot from your GP Practice. The Crane Valley COVID Vaccination Centre is not a walk-in vaccination site, and you will be turned away.
- Ensure you allow plenty of time for arrival, as it is essential that you arrive at the right time to minimise disruption or delays for you and your fellow patients.
- Wear a face mask when attending the Vaccination Clinic site.
- Please drive safely and respect the directions from the marshals who are there to protect you and others attending the Centre.
- On exiting the clinic building, please take care and be aware of vehicles using the car park.
WE ASK THAT YOU:
- Do not contact the Crane Valley COVID Vaccination Centre to book an appointment. You will be contacted by the GP practice to provide you with a time to arrive.
- Do not arrive early – if you arrive before your allocated appointment time, you may be asked to return later at your appointed time.
- Do not arrive late - If you are late for your appointment, we may need to reschedule you.
Please bear with us in this endeavour. We are all working tirelessly to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination to our patients to keep them and the community as safe and well as possible. Thank you.