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St. Louis County offering free influenza vaccines for kids

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A medical practitioner prepares to deliver a flu shot. (Credit: CNN) A medical practitioner prepares to deliver a flu shot. (Credit: CNN)

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health is hosting free Influenza Vaccination Clinics for children ages 2 through 18 over 3 events in the next four weeks.

The first will be held at the South County Community Health Center on Saturday, November 19 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The center is located at 4580 S Lindbergh Blvd.

The next event will be on Saturday, December 3 at the North Central Community Health Center located at 4000 Jennings Station Road. It will also run from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The final event will be at John C. Murphy Community Health Center Saturday, December 10 at the same time as the other two, 9:30 a.m until 2 p.m.

That location is 6121 North Hanley Road.

There are certain restrictions to who can receive the vaccine, however.

  • Children who have taken influenza-antiviral drugs 48 hours prior to the vaccination date
  • Children who are allergic to eggs.  
  • Children ages 2 to 4 who have asthma or a history of wheezing in the past 12 months.  
  • Children who have chronic health issues.

Will NOT be able to receive the vaccine.

Parents of children with any of the above conditions are urged to consult their healthcare provider about other vaccination options.

Others interested in being vaccinated are urged to visit the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health’s Flu Website to find out where they can go for seasonal flu vaccinations:

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