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Release Date: 10/30/2012

Flu shots available at Urgent Care Centers

Flu – or influenza – is a serious but preventable illness. People can help themselves and those around them prevent flu by receiving a flu shot.

St. Anthony’s Medical Center is offering flu shots to the community this year at all four of its urgent care centers. The cost is $25 for the traditional shot or $30 for the new intradermal injection that uses a smaller needle injected into the skin instead of the muscle. This year’s flu shot offers protection against H1N1 and the seasonal flu virus.

Flu shots are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at all four of St. Anthony’s Urgent Care centers:

  • Arnold Urgent Care, 3619 Richardson Square Drive in Arnold;
  • Big Bend Urgent Care, 10296 Big Bend Blvd., at Hwy. 44 and Big Bend;
  • Fenton Urgent Care, 714 Gravois Road in Fenton;
  • Lemay Urgent Care, 2900 Lemay Ferry Road in south county.

People who are older than 65, have a chronic illness or work with chronically ill people are especially susceptible to flu and are advised to receive a flu shot. Flu shot recipients must be at least 7 years old. Individuals age 18 and younger need to have a parent with them to sign a consent form. Pregnant women can receive the vaccine with an order from their doctor. The intradermal injection can only be administered to individuals between the ages of 18 and 64.

St. Anthony’s will bill to Medicare, but all other flu shot recipients will be required to pay with cash or charge. Recipients will receive a receipt for their vaccinations to pursue reimbursement opportunities with their own insurance companies.

No appointment is necessary. For more information on St. Anthony’s flu shots, call the flu shot hotline at 314-525-4999 or call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669).

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