vaccine

(Credit: St. Louis County Executive Facebook page)

SSM Health is offering free, drive-thru flu vaccination clinics across the St. Louis region on Saturday, Oct. 9.

In St. Louis County, clinics will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton, 1015 Bowles Avenue in Fenton and at SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis, Parking Lot 1, 12303 DePaul Drive in Bridgeton. 

Anyone above 9 years of age is eligible to receive a vaccine.

Vaccinations are available by injection only. All vaccinations will be preservative-free. No high-dose vaccines will be available. No appointments are necessary. Participants should wear loose-fit clothing. Flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and are available while supplies last.

For those unable to get vaccinated at one of the free clinics, SSM Health Medical Group is holding separate drive-thru flu clinics every Saturday through Nov. 6 at five St. Louis-area locations. To schedule an appointment, call (314) 955-9600 or visit ssmhealth.com/access/now

Anyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask to receive the flu vaccine. Those receiving the flu vaccine must not be positive for  COVID-19, under investigation for COVID-19, currently in quarantine for COVID-19 exposure or have any symptoms of COVID-19.