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Healthwatch Cheshire conducted a survey in November 2020 collecting 53 people's experiences getting flu vaccinations during the pandemic.
The report found that the vast majority of respondents became aware of their eligibility for a Flu Jab through their GP Practice, but many sought out their jab after seeing it advertised through various sources of media. Though GP Practices remain many people’s first choice of location to receive a Flu Jab, there was an openness amongst respondents to access their vaccination through their local pharmacy or another community venue. This was mainly due to ease of location and access. Those who have received their Jab at these locations were happy with the experience. Although arrangements for receiving a Flu vaccination this year were a little different due to the ongoing pandemic, people reported feeling safe throughout the process. There was a general consensus that respondents felt positive about their experience of receiving a Flu Jab.
Healthwatch Cheshire will feed this information to those who provide and commission health and care services to improve the future experiences of people. The next survey will begin in December 2020.