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Places to Get the Flu Vaccine

Saint Louis County residents are urged to get a seasonal flu vaccination every year. Please contact one of the entities below for additional information:

Signs and Symptoms of the seasonal flu:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Tiredness/Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have any of the above symptoms – especially a fever of 100° F or higher – contact your medical provider for evaluation.

General Precautions to Stay Healthy (and Keep Others Healthy)

Whether or not you get a seasonal flu shot, here are some simple things YOU can do to keep from catching or spreading a “bug” - whether it’s a “flu bug” or the common cold:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, especially after you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose.
  • Whenever you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth. If possible, use a tissue; throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If a tissue is not available, cough into your sleeve rather than your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as much as possible.
  • Maintain a distance of three (3) feet between you and other people.
  • Avoid people who have a cold, and, if you catch a cold, avoid contact with other people.
  • If you are sick (or think you may be sick) stay home from work or school.
  • If possible, talk to healthcare providers by phone to avoid an in-person office visit.
  • Check with your physician about getting the pneumococcal vaccination. It protects you from many types of pneumonia – one of the most common and fatal complications of the flu, especially for older adults.

Educational Links

Additional Information

For up-to-date information about vaccinations and the seasonal flu in general, visit these national and state resources:

Local Public Health Agencies

Your Saint Louis County Public Health Department is dedicated to the health and wellness of all its residents and thus will keep you updated throughout the flu season of any new developments.