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Barnes-Jewish offers free flu shots to St. Louis community for 16th year

Flu Shots Available until October 19

  • September 20, 2019
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Barnes-Jewish offers free flu shots to St. Louis community for 16th year

For the 16th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots to the St. Louis community beginning Monday, Oct. 7.

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 2018, 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 (those six-months and older) will again benefit from free flu vaccines. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As recommended by the CDC, anyone 65-years and older are eligible to receive a high dose (HD) vaccine. Attendees who are 65-years or older will be given the HD vaccine while supplies last. If the HD vaccine is not available, the standard dose will be given.

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

City of St. Louis
Monday, Oct. 7 – Wednesday, Oct. 9

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adult vaccinations only (18+ years old)
Barnes-Jewish Plaza Tower, main floor lobby
1 Barnes Jewish Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
Parking is available in the Plaza Garage for $2/hr

Monday, Oct. 7 – Wednesday, Oct. 9
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)
Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd floor lobby
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Parking is available in the Euclid Garage for $2/hr

West St. Louis County
Saturday, Oct. 12

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Office Building 2
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Parking is available free on-site

North St. Louis County
Sunday, Oct. 13

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)
Siteman Cancer Center at Christian Hospital
Christian Hospital Atrium – Detrick Building
11133 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136
Parking is available free on-site

South St. Louis County
Saturday, Oct. 19

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)
Siteman Cancer Center – South County
5225 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129
Parking is available free 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).

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BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,638-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The hospital has a 1,630-member medical staff, and is consistently listed among the country’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. 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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