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Barnes-Jewish offers free flu shots to St. Louis community for 12th year

  • October 1, 2015
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ST. LOUIS – For the twelfth consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide free seasonal flu shots to the St. Louis community beginning Monday, October 5.

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 2014, more than 27,000 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. No pre-registration is required.

Free seasonal flu shots are available at the following Barnes-Jewish locations while supplies last:
*Some sites will not provide pediatric vaccines.

Monday, October 5 – Wednesday, October 7
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Adult vaccinations only (18+ years old)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, main floor lobby
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110
Parking is available in the South Garage for $2/hr

Monday, October 5 – Wednesday, October 7
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 North Garage and Forest Park/Laclede Garage for $2/hr

Sunday, October 11
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Adult and pediatric vaccinations (6 months and older)
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Office Building 2
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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.

Barnes-Jewish will offer free flu shots this fall at other multiple locations in the St. Louis area. For a schedule and more information, visit barnesjewish.org/Patients-Visitors/Flu-Shot-Clinic or call 314-TOP-DOCS (867-3627).

About Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,315 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The hospital has a 1,763 member medical staff, with many recognized as "Best Doctors in America." Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 12 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois. 

Contact:
Kara Price Shannon
(314) 286-0715
Kara.Price-Shannon@bjc.org
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