The St. Charles County Department of Public Health has joined forces with community organizations again this year to fight the flu. These professional “Flu Fighters” are hosting a free, drive-thru vaccination clinic from 3-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, at St. Charles Community College.
“Free immunizations are available at this event to anyone in the community,” says Sara Evers, Acting Director of the Department of Public Health. “We’ve structured the drive-thru format to meet the needs of families with young children, people with mobility challenges, and those who don’t have access to a primary care doctor. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to have an opportunity to protect their health and the health of their family.”
Standard-dose flu vaccinations are available for those age 6 months and older, and high-dose vaccinations for age 65 and older.
To schedule a specific appointment time, call 636-949-1857 or visit sccmo.as.me/flufighters. Unscheduled immunizations will be accommodated while supplies last.
St. Charles County’s annual “Flu Fighters” event is made possible through the support of dedicated community partners. SSM Health and BJC HealthCare are collectively donating 800 doses of flu vaccine this year, and St. Charles Community College is providing the vaccination site. The college’s Nursing Program and the St. Charles County Ambulance District are providing teams to assist in administering vaccinations, and St. Charles County Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is offering additional volunteer support.
Directions for accessing the drive-thru event:
From Mid Rivers Mall Drive, turn at the traffic light for Cottleville Parkway. Enter the college campus at the southwest entrance, across the street from the apartments. Staff will direct you from there into the Yellow Parking Lot on the left.
In the event of a significant rain forecast, the event will be held indoors at SCC. Those who have registered for the clinic will be notified by email, and the change will be posted on the Department of Public Health social media accounts.