BJC offering free flu shots


Flu season is just around the corner and BJC HealthCare is offering county residents the opportunity to receive a free flu shot for the 18th year in a row. Funding for the endeavor is courtesy of the Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Residents 6 months and older are eligible for the shot, and anyone 65and older are eligible to receive a high dose, or HD, vaccine while supplies last. If the HD vaccine is not available, the standard dose can be given.

To create a safe environment, the shots will be delivered at several locations by appointment. Safety precautions will include COVID-19 symptom screenings, mandatory masking and social distancing.

In South County, BJC will hold a free flu vaccine event at the Siteman Cancer Center, 5225 Midamerica Plaza, 63129, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Parking is available for free on site.

A list of  all the dates and locations can be found at 

“By getting a flu shot, you are helping to protect yourself and the people around you from flu this season,” John Lynch, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital said. “We know people have questions about the relationship between the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot. Your flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine can be received in any order, with no need to space them apart. Most importantly, get both.”