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BJC free flu shot locations – Updated for 2013

Posted By: BJC HealthCare meta_seperate Date Posted: September 9th, 2012 meta_seperate Category: Health Care, Other

The single best way for families to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. 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. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives.

Free seasonal flu shots are available at the following locations and no pre-registration is required.  All doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.  For more information, call 314-TOP-DOCS or toll-free 866-867-3627.

On-Site Locations

Sunday, September 29
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Office Building 2
10 Barnes West Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Parking is available free on site.

Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4
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 $1.50/hr

Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
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 $1.50/hr

Off-Site Community Clinics

Sunday, September 22
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Christ the King United Church of Christ
11370 Old Halls Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63033
Parking is available free on site.

Saturday, September 28
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Shalom Church City of Peach Health Fair
5491 N Highway 67, 63034
Parking is available free on site.

Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Matthew-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club
4245 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63115
Parking is available free on site.

Sunday, October 6
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Friendly Temple MB Church
5515 Martin Luther King Dr., St. Louis, MO 63112
Parking is available free on site.

Monday, October 7
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (12 months & up)
Monsanto YMCA
5555 Page Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112
Parking is available free on site.

Tuesday, October 8
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
The Wesley House
4507 Lee Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115
Parking is available free on site.

Thursday, October 10
12 noon – 5 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
St. Louis Metropolitan Urban League – Jennings
8960 Jennigs Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136
Parking is available free on site.

Friday, October 11
12 noon – 6 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Eden Theological Seminary – The Commons
475 East Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
Parking is available free on site.

Saturday, October 12
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Child Safety Day @ The Pageant
6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
Parking is available free on site.

Sunday, October 13
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
St. John’s AME Church – St. Charles
547 Washington St, 63301

Monday, October 14
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Emerson Family YMCA
3390 Pershall Rd., St. Louis, MO 63135
Parking is available free on site.

Tuesday, October 15
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Central Baptist Church
2843 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Parking is available free on site.

Thursday, October 17
12 noon – 5 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
St. Louis Metropolitan Urban League – Vandeventer
935 N. Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO 63108
Parking is available free on site.

Saturday, October 19
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Beyond Housing – St. Vincent’s Community Center
7335 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Parking is available free on site.

or

8 a.m.-noon
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Clinical Learning Institute
Room 419 (located on 4th floor above Main garage)
Appointments are required for this location. Please call 314-996-LIFE to register.

Sunday, October 20

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
Vietnamese Health Fair – Resurrection Church
3900 Meramec, St. Louis, MO 63116
Parking is available free on site.

Monday, October 21
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
South City Family YMCA
3150 Sublette, St. Louis, MO 63139
Parking is available free on site.

Tuesday, October 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
BRIDGE – Centenary United Methodist Church
1610 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103
Parking is available free on site.

or

4-7 p.m.
Town and Country City Hall
1011 Municipal Center Drive
Appointments are required for this location. Please call 314-996-LIFE to register.

Saturday, November 2

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Adult & Pediatric vaccinations (6 months & up)
St. John’s United Church of Christ Health Fair
4136 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63107
Parking is available free on site.

If you have any questions or are interested in being a flu vaccination site in 2013, please email communityoutreach@bjc.org.

Frequently Asked Questions about Flu Shots

Who should have a flu shot?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following adults be vaccinated each year:

  • People at high risk for complications from the flu.
  • People 65 years and older;
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that house those with long-term illnesses;
  • Adults with chronic heart or lung conditions, including asthma;
  • Adults who needed regular medical care or were in a hospital during the previous year because of a metabolic disease (like diabetes), chronic kidney disease, or weakened immune system (including immune system problems caused by medicines or by infection with human immunodeficiency virus [HIV/AIDS]);
  • Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season;
  • People with any condition that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions (that is, a condition that makes it hard to breathe or swallow, such as brain injury or disease, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other nerve or muscle disorders.)
  • People 50 to 64 years of age. Because nearly one-third of people 50 to 64 years of age in the United States have one or more medical conditions that place them at increased risk for serious flu complications, vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 50 – 64 years.
  • People who can transmit flu to others at high risk for complications. Any person in close contact with someone in a high-risk group (see above) should get vaccinated. This includes all health-care workers, household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children 0 to 23 months of age, and close contacts of people 65 years and older.

Can my child be vaccinated, too?
Children 6 months and older can receive a vaccine.  Please note that some locations do not offer pediatric doses for children 6 to 36 months.

Pediatric Vaccine Information:
Influenza vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older. All children 17 years & under must be accompanied by a parent.  A grandparent can bring the child with a written consent from the parent.

If this is the first year your child is receiving the flu vaccine and he/she is under the age of 9 years or If your child is:

  • Between 6 months and 8 years and did not receive a dose of flu vaccine last year
  • Between 6 months and 8 years and did not receive a total of 2 or more doses of flu vaccine since July 1, 2010

Then a second follow-up vaccine is required four weeks after the first dose for maximum effectiveness. All children who did not receive a total of 2 or more doses of seasonal vaccine since July 1, 2010 require 2 doses in 2013-14. (Only the first dose will be given at these clinics; you will need to see your primary health care provider for the follow-up vaccine).

Types of Vaccinations:
High Dose: BJH/SLCH will not provide high dose vaccination to increased risk individuals, because there is no significant evidence that high dose vaccine is necessary in the targeted risk groups. 

Quadravalent Dose: BJH/SLCH will not provide quadravalent (4-strain) vaccinations.  The CDC recommends that all individuals are vaccinated, but does not make recommendations on any types.  Simply that persons should be vaccinated with what is available.

Other FAQ’s:

  • FluMist, egg free (Flublok) and intra-dermal vaccines will NOT be available
  • The vaccine does NOT contain thimerosal, a preservative.
  • A flu shot will NOT be given if a person has had an allergic reaction in the past, egg allergy or ever had Gullian-Barre Syndrome.
  • A flu shot should NOT be given if a person currently has a fever or respiratory illness.

For more information about the free community flu clinic, emailcommunityoutreach@bjc.org.

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