flu season

Free flu shot clinics offered in South County and St. Louis area

Pictured above: Gov. Mike Parson gets his flu shot last week. The single best way to protect yourself and others against the flu is to get vaccinated each year, and several St. Louis hospitals are offering free flu shots in South County this weekend and next. Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson received their annual flu shots last

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Learn about benefits of getting flu vaccine

Jane Kaiser, RN, an experienced nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis, will discuss the benefits of getting your flu vaccination this fall in a presentation at the St. Louis County Library. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Road. For

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Protests organized outside Mercy South after flu shot firing

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Protesters took to Kennerly Road outside Mercy Hospital South — formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center — last week to protest the hospital’s decision to fire a nurse who refused to get a flu shot. In online videos, Nelia Abuchon said she organized the Nov. 27 protest to support her

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Free flu-shot clinics available in South County

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and SSM Health will be offering free flu vaccinations this October in South County and in various locations across St. Louis and St. Louis County. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to reduce chances of contracting influenza or spreading it to others is through an annual seasonal flu vaccination.

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