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Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers free flu shots to address need in St. Louis community

Events held on the hospital campus in past years are moving to new locations that allow for social distancing

  • September 30, 2020
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers free flu shots to address need in St. Louis community

Getting a flu shot is important every year. This year, it’s especially important to conserve health care resources already busy managing COVID-19.

Thanks to funding from the Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, free flu shots will be available for St. Louis area residents (six-months and older) who do not have primary doctors or other means to receive flu shots. This is the 17th year Barnes-Jewish Hospital has offered free flu vaccinations.

To ensure safe social distancing and crowd control, the shots will be delivered at several locations throughout the St. Louis area outside the hospital setting. Safety precautions will include COVID-19 symptom screenings, mandatory masking, and social distancing.

To meet the needs of the region’s underserved population, events will be offered in multiple formats including drive-through, and walk-up, accessible by public transportation.

“By getting a flu shot, you are helping to protect yourself and the people around you from flu this season, as well as helping reduce the strain on health care systems in our area as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says John Lynch, MD, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “We are grateful for the partnership of organizations like Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis Blues to make these flu shot events possible and to help keep our community safe.”

Free flu shots for the community are available at the following locations (while supplies last). Visit BJC.org/flushots for more information. The webpage will continue to be updated as details are finalized.

Saturday, October 10

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)

BJC at the Commons
4249 Clayton Ave (enter from Sarah St.)
St. Louis, MO 63110

Format: Drive-through; by appointment

Sunday, October 11

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)

BJC at the Commons
4249 Clayton Ave (enter from Sarah St.)
St. Louis, MO 63110

Format: Drive-through; by appointment

Saturday, October 17

In partnership with the St. Louis Blues

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)

Enterprise Center
1401 Clark Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103

Format: Walk-in; first come, first served

Free parking available in adjacent parking lots, provided by the Office of the Treasurer for the City of St. Louis

Saturday, October 24

In partnership with The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Christian Hospital
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)

Jamestown Mall Parking Lot
175 Jamestown Mall
Florissant, MO 63034

Format: Drive-through; first come, first served

Sunday, October 25

In partnership with The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Christian Hospital

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & pediatric vaccinations (6-months and older)

Urban League Northside Community Empowerment Center
1330 Aubert Ave
St. Louis, MO 63113

Format: Drive-through; first come, first served

 

All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. Those 65-years and older are eligible to receive a high dose (HD) vaccine while supplies last. If the HD vaccine is not available, the standard dose can be given.

 

Additional information about flu vaccinations and resources in the St. Louis region also can be found at vaccinateSTL.org.

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