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ST. LOUIS –  How bad is the flu going to be this year? More than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related complications each year.  The single best way for families to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

The flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms such as fever, body aches, and sore throat. For the 15th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide seasonal flu shots at the following Barnes-Jewish locations while supplies last.

Dr. Hilary Babcock MD at Washington University Infectious Diseases Expert at Barnes-Jewish Hospital joined FOX  with details with this year’s vaccine.

City of St. Louis
Monday, Oct. 1 – Wednesday, Oct. 3
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adult vaccinations only (18+ years old)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, main floor lobby
1 Barnes-Jewish Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
Parking is available in the Plaza Garage for $2/hr.

South St. Louis County Siteman Cancer Center – South County
Saturday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
5225 MidAmerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129
Parking is available free on-site.

West St. Louis County Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Sunday, Oct. 7
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medical Office Building 2
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Parking is available free on-site.

North St. Louis County Siteman Cancer Center at Christian Hospital and Christian Hospital Atrium – Detrick Building
Sunday, Oct. 14
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
11133 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

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