Friday October 8, 2021
by Jenna Jonesemployment Friday October 8, 2021 in a 11:53 AM
Flu season is coming and there is no better time than now to get a flu shot. Fortunately, the BJC is offering flu vaccinations throughout the St. Louis area for free this weekend. For eighteen years, the organization has provided the opportunity due to funding from the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation.
“This year, getting a flu shot is more important than ever,” the BJC website says. “By getting vaccinated, you will not only protect yourself and the people around you from influenza, but you are also helping reduce the pressure on health care systems in our region to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
There are four different clinics, one in the St. Charles area and three in the county or city of St. Louis. Those six months of age and older are eligible for the vaccine, and if you are over 65, a high-dose vaccine may be available for you to receive.
Social distancing and masks are required in clinics, as well as COVID-19 screening. Make an appointment and view more information about bjc.org. No clinic is available without reservation without prior appointment. Here is a list of clinics and times:
- St. Charles Community College (4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive): from 2 to 7 pm
- Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County (10 Barnes West Drive): From 9 am to 2 pm
- Clayton Street Building (CAB) (4353 Clayton Street): From 9 am to 2 pm
- Christian Hospital Dietrick Hall (11133 Dunn Street): From 9 am to 2 pm