It's Flu Season! Where to Get Your Flu Shots

It's flu season, and the City of St. Louis Department of Health is encouraging anyone ages 6-months and older to get their seasonal flu shot.

September 26, 2013 | 2 min reading time
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It's flu season, and the City of St. Louis Department of Health is encouraging anyone ages 6-months and older to get their seasonal flu shot.

According the website Flu.gov, Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. Typical flu season starts in the fall, and will then peak in January or February. (Flu.gov)

The best way to prevent yourself and your family from getting the flu is to get vaccinated. It is also important for at-risk individuals, such as seniors (those age 65 and older), children (especially those younger than 2), and people with chronic conditions, to get a seasonal flu shot. (Flu.gov)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital partner each year to offer free flu shots to those in the community ages 6-months and older, unless otherwise noted. Please see the following link for more information: http://www.barnesjewish.org/flu-shots. Or, call 314-TOP-DOCS or toll-free 866-867-3627.   

For other locations offering flu shots, please visit: http://flushot.healthmap.org/.

For more information about the flu, please visit: http://www.flu.gov/.

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