This past winter saw a surge in cases of influenza, with Missouri being among the states hardest hit. Reports from January 2018 counted more than 40,000 cases, compared to 6,000 at the same time the year before.
As we approach the next flu season, preventive measures will be essential in avoiding another epidemic. You can protect yourself and those around you by getting a flu shot.
BJC hospitals are offering a number of free flu shot clinics, starting Monday, Sept. 24 through mid-October. Find the date and location most convenient for you below:
According to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, "Other forms of prevention include hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers; covering your coughs and sneeze with a disposable tissue or your arm or sleeve; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; avoid close contact with persons who are sick; stay home when you are sick."