St. Louis County offering free flu shots

St. Louis County offering free flu shots

Flu shots have long been injected deep into muscle, requiring a needle an inch long or longer, such as the needle seen at left. However, a new version named: Sanofi Pasteur's Fluzone Intradermal, hitting the market this fall, at right, is less than a tenth of an inch long, the first flu vaccine that works by injecting just into the skin. The new needle is about as long as a single drop of fluid, as demonstrated in Washington, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 21 at 7:36 AM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) -- St. Louis County officials say preventative health care has never been so easy. All it takes is a flu shot.

 

This year’s vaccine protects you against three viruses. If you don’t want to take a shot, nasal spray flu mist is available

Flu season can start as early as October and run as late as May.

“The best protection against the flu is one get vaccinated, two if you are sick or feel ill please stay at home, don’t take it to work, don’t take it school to spread anything,” said Dr. Dolores J Gunn, director of the Saint Louis County Department of Health.

You can get a free flu shot October 15 and 16 in south St. Louis County. People living in north St. Louis can get free flu shots October 18 and 19.

 

Click here for more information on the county’s free flu shot program.

 

 

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