Flu Shot Clinic

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is offering free flu shots to those in our community who would otherwise not have access to one. This is made possible by funding from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Free seasonal flu shots will be available for those age 6-months and older. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. All doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Date Time Location Parking
Mon, Oct. 3
- Wed, Oct. 5
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Main Floor Lobby
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Adult vaccinations only (18+ years old)
South Garage
$2.00/hr
Mon, Oct. 3
- Wed, Oct. 5
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
North Garage or 
Forest Park Laclede Garage
$2.00/hr
Sun, Oct. 9 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Siteman Cancer Center, Medical Office Building 2
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Free
Thurs, Oct. 13 12 - 4 p.m. The Urban League
8960 Jennings Station Road
St. Louis, MO 63136
Free
Sat, Oct. 15
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shalom Church City of Peace - Health Fest 2016
Hazelwood East High School
11300 Dunn Rd.
St. Louis, MO  63138

Free
Sun, Oct. 16 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Siteman Cancer Center - South County
5225 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO  63129
Free
Sat, Oct. 22 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beyond Housing's Health Festival
St. Vincent Community Center
7335 St. Charles Rock Rd.
St. Louis, MO  63133

Free
Sun, Oct. 23 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church
Arlington Grove & Robert Fulton Outreach Center
5553 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
St. Louis, MO  63112
Free
Sun, Oct. 30 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Christ The King United Church of Christ
11370 Old Halls Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO  63033
Free

For more information call 866.867.3627 or email communityoutreach@bjc.org.

If you are unable to make it to one of our flu shot clinic locations this year and you are in need of a flu shot, please contact your health care provider or local health department.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FLU SHOTS

WHO SHOULD HAVE A FLU SHOT?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following adults be vaccinated each year:

  • People at high risk for complications from the flu.
  • People 65 years and older.
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that house those with long-term illnesses.
  • Adults with chronic heart or lung conditions, including asthma.
  • Adults who needed regular medical care or were in a hospital during the previous year because of a metabolic disease (like diabetes), chronic kidney disease, or weakened immune system (including immune system problems caused by medicines or by infection with human immunodeficiency virus [HIV/AIDS]).
  • Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season.
  • People with any condition that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions (that is, a condition that makes it hard to breathe or swallow, such as brain injury or disease, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other nerve or muscle disorders.)
  • People 50 to 64 years of age. Because nearly one-third of people 50 to 64 years of age in the United States have one or more medical conditions that place them at increased risk for serious flu complications, vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 50 to 64 years.
  • People who can transmit flu to others at high risk for complications. Any person in close contact with someone in a high-risk group (see above) should get vaccinated. This includes all health-care workers, household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children 0 to 23 months of age, and close contacts of people 65 years and older.

Can My Child Be Vaccinated Too?

Influenza vaccination is recommended for children age 6-months and older. At all Barnes-Jewish Hospital free flu shot clinics, the following apply:

  • All children 17-years and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A grandparent can bring the child with a written consent from a parent.
  • If this is the first year your child is receiving the flu vaccine and he/she is 6-months through 8-years of age, then a second follow-up vaccine is required four weeks after the first dose for maximum effectiveness. Only the first dose will be given at these clinics, so you will need to see your primary health care provider for the follow-up vaccine.
  • If your child is 6-months through 8-years of age and received 2 or more doses of flu vaccine prior to July 1, 2016, then only one dose of vaccine is needed this season.

Type of Vaccinations:

This year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide quadrivalent (4-strain) vaccinations, unless otherwise noted. The CDC recommends that all individuals are vaccinated but does not make recommendations on any types. Simply that persons should be vaccinated with what is available.

Age Dose Brand Manufacture Notes

  • 6 months – 35 months 0.25ml Fluzone Sanofi Pasteur preserve. free, latex free
  • 36 months and above 0.5ml Fluzone Sanofi Pasteur OR Fluarix GSK preserve. free, latex free

This year’s vaccines constitute the following 4 strains:

  • A/California/07/2009 (H1N1)-like virus
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (Victoria lineage) virus

Other Frequently Asked Questions:

  • FluMist, egg free (Flublok), high dose and intra-dermal vaccines will not be available.
  • The vaccine does not contain thimerosal, a preservative.
  • The vaccine does not contain latex or gelatin.
  • A flu shot will not be given to a person who has had an allergic reaction to a vaccine in the past, egg allergy, or ever had Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
  • A flu shot should not be given to a person with a fever or respiratory illness.

For more specific information about flu shots. view additional resources:

For more information about the free community flu clinic, or are interested in being a flu vaccination site in 2017, email communityoutreach@bjc.org.

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