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Barnes-Jewish offers free flu shots to St. Louis community for 14th year

Flu shots available until October 22

  • September 28, 2017
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For the 14th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots to the St. Louis community beginning Monday, October 2.

The single best way for families to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. The flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms such as fever, body aches and sore throat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related complications each year.

In 2016, more than 20,000 people were vaccinated at the Barnes-Jewish flu shot clinics. Thanks to a donation from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the St. Louis community will again benefit from free flu vaccines for those six months and older. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free seasonal flu shots are available at the following Barnes-Jewish locations while supplies last:

South St. Louis County

Sunday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Adult and pediatric vaccinations (6 months and older)
Siteman Cancer Center – South County
5225 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129
Free parking is available on-site

North St. Louis County

Sunday, Oct. 22
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Adult and pediatric vaccinations (6 months and older)
Siteman Cancer Center at Christian Hospital

Christian Hospital Atrium - Detrick Building
11133 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136
Free parking is available on-site

For safety reasons, flu shots are not available to individuals who have had a previous allergic reaction to the flu vaccine, those with egg allergies or anyone who has ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

For more information, visit barnesjewish.org/flushots or call 314-TOP-DOCS (867-3627).                                                                        


About Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,386-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The hospital has a 1,519-member medical staff, and has been listed on the elite honor roll of best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years. Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 15 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.

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