Free flu immunizations will be available at local county-operated health centers and other community sites. It is recommended that immunizations be received annually by people over 55 years old and by anyone with a chronic heart, lung or kidney disease or certain other chronic conditions.
People with serious egg allergies or those who have a serious illness should consult a physician before receiving the flu vaccine.
Some of the free influenza clinics are scheduled as follows. For information about clinics where no telephone number is listed, call Harbor Health Center, 519-6109; Torrance Health Center, 533-6562; Wilmington Health Center, 549-4550.
Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon, Centinela Medical Center, 15603 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale, 644-4488.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon, Torrance Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance.
Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, Manhattan Beach Women's Health Center, 2709 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 545-1200.
Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Hawthorne Hospital, Emergency Services Area, 13300 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne; information; 679-3321, Ext. 240.
Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redondo Beach Senior Health Fair, Elks Lodge, Torrance Boulevard and Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach.