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Influenza on the Rise, Get a Flu Shot in Hazelwood

Depending on the severity of the outbreak, seasonal flu infects between 15 and 60 million Americans each flu season.

Influenza on the Rise, Get a Flu Shot in Hazelwood

If you don't catch the flu, you can't spread it.

That was the message St. Louis County Health Director Dolores J. Gunn was imparting in a September news release, as her department prepared for the next flu season.

That time is upon us and a new warning Wednesday was released about a big spike in flu cases in St. Louis and St. Charles counties: 50 new cases in four days in St. Charles County; 210 in a week in St. Louis County.

More than 200,000 people are hospitalized eve ry year due to flu-related complications and around 36,000 of them die, according to the health department website.

It is not too late to capitalize on a flu shot.

Here are places to get a flu shot:

Schnucks Pharmacy

The grocery store pharmacy offers flu shots for $27.99 and for no copay for people with Medicare Part B coverage. Preservative free flu shots are $29.99.  Head here to schedule an appointment online.

Walgreens Pharmacy Take Care Clinic

Walgreens clinics serve both walk-in clients and set appointments for flu shots between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m and 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Walgreens offers the flu shot for people ages 6 months and older, the high dose flu shot for people ages 65 and older . Schedule an appointment online here.

Here are some additional locations:

1. Concentra Urgent Care: Take a look at here before going in to get a flu shot. Concentra, located on Lynn Haven Lane.

2. Shop 'n Save: Located at the intersection of Howdershell and Charbonier Roads, at the Hazelwood-Florissant Border, offers flu shots daily.

3. Mercy Medical Physicians Offices: Located at 801 Hazelwest Drive, Ste. 100, these doctors can surely help you out. 

4. Brownridge Pediatrics: Located at 637 Dunn Road, this married couple has been treating children for a very long time.

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