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SSM Health offers free, drive-thru flu vaccinations for the community

Four more free flu clinics to be held next weekend in the St. Louis metro area

October 12, 2020 by SSM Health

SSM Health is offering free, drive-thru flu vaccination clinics across the St. Louis region Saturday, October 17 beginning at 8 am and are open while supplies last.

The locations include: SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis, SSM Health DePaul Hospital and in the parking lot of Ronnie’s Plaza in South St. Louis County. A fourth clinic was planned for SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles but has been moved to help with traffic flow. It will now take place at Discovery Elementary School located at 500 Discovery Path Lane in St. Charles, MO.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital held its drive-thru clinic today, administering 550 vaccinations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, an annual seasonal flu vaccination is the best way to reduce chances of being diagnosed with influenza or spreading it to others. It’s even more important this year with the COVID-19 virus spreading in the community. While the flu vaccine does not protect you from COVID-19, both viruses affect the respiratory system and can be deadly.

The remaining clinics are for those age 9 and above and vaccinations are available by injection only. All vaccinations will be preservative-free, and the high-dose option is not available. If you require a high-dose vaccination, you should make an appointment with your primary care physician. Pregnant women are advised to obtain a flu shot from their primary care physician. No appointments are necessary. Participants should wear loose-fit clothing and a mask. Flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and are available while supplies last.

Locations of the free SSM Health flu clinics are listed below:

October 17, 2020
8 am – 12 pm
DePaul Hospital
Parking Lot 1
12303 DePaul Drive 
Saint Louis, MO 63044    
 
Discovery Elementary School
500 Discovery Path Lane
St. Charles, MO 63301
 
St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis
100 Medical Plaza
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
 
Ronnie’s Plaza
Behind SSM Health Medical Group Office
30 Ronnie’s Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63126       

For those unable to attend the clinics, visit http://www.ssmhealth.com/access/now/ to schedule a visit with a physician’s office, urgent care or SSM Health Express Clinic at Walgreens.

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