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Barnes-Jewish offers free flu shots to St. Louis community for 13th year

  • September 30, 2016
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For the thirteenth consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots to the St. Louis community beginning Monday, Oct. 3.

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 2015, 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.
View our complete list for up-to-date times, dates and locations for free seasonal flu shots or call 314.TOP.DOCS (314.867.3627).

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.

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About Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,386 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. 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 24 consecutive years. Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 13 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.
Contact:
Heather Lodge
Heather.Lodge@bjc.org
314.286-0303


 


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