For nearly 20 years, hospitals of BJC have been offering free flu shots to everyone in our community, thanks to the funding from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. And this year, getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever. By getting the vaccine you will not only protect yourself and the people around you from flu, but you are helping to reduce the strain on healthcare systems in our area responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As recommended by the CDC, free seasonal flu shots will be available for those age 6-months and older. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. Those 65-years and older are eligible to receive a high dose (HD) vaccine while supplies last. If the HD vaccine is not available, the standard dose will be given.
More important than ever this year
Receiving a flu shot helps keep you and your community healthy. As hospitals and health care providers continue to care for patients with COVID-19, it's even more important that we work together to reduce the number of flu cases this season. Thanks for doing your part by getting a flu shot.