Where To Find Free Flu Shots Around St. Louis
It's almost flu season - here are few places you can stop by to get a flu shot near Sunset Hills and Crestwood.
It's nearly flu season. Local healthcare providers are encouraging people to get a flu shot soon so they are protected from the flu earlier. It can take two weeks for flu antibodies to develop after you receive a flu shot.
The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) offers flu shot clinics in September and October at various locations throughout the St. Louis region, including four Krispy Kreme drive-thrus, as well as places of employment by appointment.
In addition, walk-ins are always welcome at VNA headquarters in Creve Coeur at 11440 Olive Blvd. #200.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to stress the importance of annual flu shots for everyone 6 months and older to help prevent the spread of the flu virus, which can be extremely dangerous for some, especially infants, children with asthma and the elderly. The more people who are vaccinated each year, the less flu virus can spread in the community.
Flu season can begin as early as October and last as long as May. The CDC recommends getting a flu shot as soon as it becomes available in the community, as the timing of outbreaks is unpredictable.
The 2012-2013 flu vaccine protects against three strains of the flu virus deemed most prevalent by the World Health Organization. Even if people received a flu shot last year, they still need a vaccination this year as the vaccines are modified annually to address new strains of viruses.
Local Flu Vaccine Clinics
|Sept. 21||7-11 a.m.||Krispy Kreme-Fenton||1871 Bowles Ave.||18 and older||$30|
|Sept. 27||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Bethesda Gardens||420 S. Kirkwood||9 and older||$30|
|7-11 a.m.||Krispy Kreme-Florissant||10880 W. Florissant||18 and older||$30|
|Sept. 28||7-11 a.m.||Krispy Kreme-South County||6935 S. Lindbergh||18 and older||$30|
|Sept. 29||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Missouri Botanical Garden, Green Homes & Great Health Festival||4344 Shaw Blvd||6 months and older||Free with Garden Admission|
|Sept. 30||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Office Building 2||10 Barnes West Drive||6 months and older||Free|
|Oct. 1||3-7 p.m.||Monsanto YMCA||5555 Page Ave.||12 months and up||Free|
|Oct. 1-5||7 a.m. - 6 p.m.||Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Main Floor Lobby||One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza||18 and older||Free|
|8 a.m. - 6 p.m.||Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor lobby||4951 Parkview Place||6 months and older||Free|
|Oct. 2||12-5 p.m.||Ferg/Flor. Admin Building
||1005 Waterford Dr.||9 and older||$30|
|Oct. 4||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Bethesda Southgate||5943 Telegraph Road||9 and older||$30|
|Oct. 5||1-6 p.m.||Queeny Park Rec. Complex||550 Weidman Road||9 and older||$30|
|9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Pete's Shur-Save||7434 Olive Blvd.||3 years and older||Free|
|Oct. 11||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Bethesda Meadow||322 Old State Road||9 and older||$30|
|Oct. 12||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Creve Coeur Government Center||300 N. Ballas Road||9 and older||$30|
|Oct. 13||8:30-11:30 a.m.||Lindbergh High School||4900 Lindbergh Blvd.||9 and older||$30|
|10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||The Pageant||6161 Delmar Blvd.||12 months and older||Free|
|Oct. 15||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||South County Health Center||4580 Lindbergh Blvd.||Free|
|Oct. 16||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||South County Health Center||Free|
|Oct. 17||3-7 p.m.||Emerson YMCA||3390 Pershall Road||12 months and older||Free|
|Oct. 18||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Bethesday Dilworth Adult Day Club||9645 Big Bend Road||9 and older||$30|
|10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||John C. Murphy Health Center||6121 N. Hanley||Free|
|Noon - 5 p.m.||Urban League||935 N. Vandeventer||3 and older||Free|
|Oct. 19||10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||John C. Murphy Health Center||Free|
|Oct. 23||9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Shalom Church-Berkley||6136 Garfield||3 and older||Free|