As we begin to enter autumn/winter and colder months, we will naturally be spending more time indoors. We must think of those family members and friends who are more at risk to winter illnesses such as flu, coughs, and sneezes as well as Covid- 19.
Vaccines are our best protection against flu and Covid-19. Over the last few years, they have kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital and helped to save countless lives. Getting these vaccines ahead of winter are two of the most important things you and your community can do to keep safe and get ‘winter strong’.
In line with expert advice, we are now offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter.
If eligible, we encourage you to come forward as soon as you can due to the risk of the new variant, for the best possible protection. It is important to top up your protection, even if you have had a vaccine or been ill with flu or COVID-19 before, as immunity fades over time and these viruses change each year.
Both vaccines have a good safety and effectiveness record. Their side-effects are generally mild and do not last for more than a few days. You are encouraged to get both vaccines in the same visit where possible, to get protected against both viruses in just a few minutes.
Get in contact with us online with the NHS App or Patient Triage by AccuRx from our website home page, email at [email protected] or call us 01664 503000 to book your vaccine.
Latham House Medical Practice
Covid-19 and Flu vaccinations : Other Leicestershire locations
For a full list of upcoming mobile vaccination service clinics can be found here https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/covid-19-and-flu-mobile-vaccination-unit/.
Appointments can be booked for Covid and flu vaccinations using the National Booking Service. The NBS will be regularly updated with appointments as they become available so, please remember to check back regularly if you aren’t able to find an appointment at a suitable time or location.
For more information about the Covid and flu vaccination programme, visit: https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/your-health/vaccinations/