BJC Offers Free Flu Vaccines – St. Louis Call Newspapers



Flu season is just around the corner and BJC HealthCare is offering county residents the opportunity to get a free flu shot for the 18th year in a row. Funding for the effort is courtesy of the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation.

Residents 6 months and older are eligible for the vaccine, and anyone 65 and older is eligible to receive a high dose, or HD vaccine, while supplies last. If HD vaccine is not available, the standard dose can be given.

In order to create a safe environment, the shots will be delivered to several locations by appointment. Safety precautions will include screening for COVID-19 symptoms, mandatory masking and social distancing.

In South County, BJC will be hosting a free flu shot event at the Siteman Cancer Center, 5225 Midamerica Plaza, 63129, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 2. Free parking is available on site.

A list of all dates and locations is available at

“By getting your flu shot, you are helping to protect yourself and the people around you from the flu this season,” said John Lynch, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “We know people are wondering about the relationship between the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine. Your flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine can be received in any order, with no need to space them. Most importantly, get both.



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