Harborough Medical Centre and the Husbands Bosworth Surgery have launched their 2013 flu immunisation campaign for patients aged over 65 and others in the “at risk” categories.
People with long-term conditions, pregnant women and for the first time, children aged two or three, are also being urged to get the flu jab.
The surgeries are offering 6,000 to 7,000 patients a range of day, evening and weekend appointments in October and November which can be booked through the usual surgery numbers.
The Harborough Lions Club and the Patient Participation Group will be helping out during the sessions.
Dr Fiona Bishop said: “Flu can be a serious disease for some patients and we will be immunising more patients this year than ever before.
“Parents of two and three-year-olds are encouraged to bring their children in and protect them with the new nasal vaccine that is now available.”
Influenza is a viral infection of the wind pipe to the lungs. Symptoms include the sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and extreme fatigue. Other common symptoms include a dry cough, sore throat and stuffy nose. For otherwise healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease but it can be more serious if the patient has other health complications.
Call 01858 464242 or 01858 880522 for further details.
They will take bookings from Monday, September 2.