These are unprecedented times. In 6 short months, COVID-19 has changed our lives and brought us together in ways no one could have expected. Now, as we enter flu season we’re faced with new challenges. That’s why the St. Louis region’s health care systems and their partners have created Vaccinate STL — a resource for helpful information and access to flu vaccinations.

Getting a flu shot is more important this year than ever before. Whether you go to your primary care provider, a neighborhood clinic, a retail pharmacy, or a community resource, we’re here to help. There are even opportunities for free flu shots for those who qualify. Explore the resources below and share with your family and friends.

In addition to getting the flu vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend taking the following everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs. See more tips for prevention on the CDC’s website.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Continue to cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CDC also recommends that people wear masks in public and when around people who don’t live in your household. This can also help protect you from the flu!
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

Vaccinate STL is brought to you in partnership with:

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

Vaccinate STL is brought to you in partnership with the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, a collaboration between regional hospital systems, public health departments, elected leaders, and community organizations, all working together to provide the best possible care to patients.

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Together, We Can Make a Difference

Hilary Babcock, MD
Director of Infection Prevention
BJC Healthcare
Jad Khoury, MD
Infectious Diseases, Chief of Division
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
J. William Campbell, MD
Medical Director
St. Luke’s Medical Group
Jade James-Halbert, MD, MPH
Women’s Health Director
CareSTL Health
Kathy Bonser
Chief Nursing Officer
SSM Health St. Louis

Health Care Resources

Learn more about how to access flu shot resources in your community.

If you live in St. Louis City or County and do not have an established primary care physician and/or health insurance, explore the community resources below for help locating and establishing care.

Find a Free Flu Vaccination Event

Search the map below to find a free flu vaccination event near you! Each event below is completely free and open to the public. Many are available without an appointment and will serve attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Under each listing, be sure to “click here for more event information” to visit the health care provider’s website for additional details on each event’s age restrictions, appointment requirements (if applicable), parking information and directions, and more!

Helpful Reminders: Masks are required at all events listed below. For the health and safety of yourself and others, please follow all instructions when you arrive and respect social distancing markers. The entire health care community appreciates your patience while we work together to provide flu vaccinations safely!

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Additional Flu Shot Resources


Contact Vaccinate STL with questions about the initiative