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SSM to offer free, drive-thru flu-shot clinics

SSM Health is offering free, drive-thru flu vaccination clinics across the St. Louis region on two separate Saturdays in October.

Two clinics will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8 a.m.-noon at:

  • St. Joseph Hospital-St. Charles, 300 First Capitol Drive, the parking lot is at the intersection of Jefferson and 4th streets, adjacent to the parking garage
  • St. Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis

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

The clinics are for those aged 9 and older.

For all of the flu clinics, vaccinations are available by injection only. All vaccinations will be preservative-free.

Pregnant women are advised to obtain a flu shot from their primary care physician.

No appointments are necessary. Participants should wear loose-fit clothing. Flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and are available while supplies last.

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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