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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update ~ September 29, 2021

posted Sep 29, 2021, 11:06 AM by City Clerk

September 29, 2021

 St. Louis County COVID-19 Update

 Flu Shots Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 Flu season is upon us and flu vaccines will be essential in keeping the community safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Saint Louis County Department of Health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccine ahead of upcoming flu season. At this time, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time, according to the CDC. Flu shots are available at doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and through many employers.

 People at high risk of developing serious flu complications include, adults 65 years and older, pregnant people, children younger than 2, and adults with chronic health conditions. Symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are similar including:  

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache

 It is important to know that both COVID-19 and the flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms to severs symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms it is important to get tested for COVID-19. Testing locations can be found here 

DPH Vaccination Efforts Continue 

The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health will be hosting COVID-19 vaccination events at three different barber/beauty shops next week. This is apart of DPH’s continued efforts in the #SleevesUp initiative. Over the past 10 weeks, DPH Health Educators have provided posters, flyers, and other materials to shops across North County so that shop owners can talk to their clients about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

 The upcoming barber/beauty shops include: 

  • 10/7 Harry’s Barber Shop, 1-5pm, Pfizer only
  • 10/8 R&R Style Shop/Laced Up Studios, 11am-4pm, Pfizer only
  • 10/9 Mane Coarse Barber Shop, 1-5pm, Pfizer only

 Vaccination and masking are the most effective tools in fighting COVID-19. DPH continues to have free COVID-19 vaccine clinics across St. Louis County. Most clinics welcome walk-ups, and many allow the ability to schedule an appointment at your convenience. COVID-19 vaccines are available to anyone 12 and older and they are safe and effective. All DPH-sponsored vaccine events are also gift card eligible 

County Executive Press Conference 

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. today. Dr. Page will give an update on the progress of the emergency rental assistance program. For those unable to attend, the briefing can be viewed online through Dr. Page’s Facebook page:

Upcoming Vaccine Opportunities 

DPH Clinics (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J are available at all three locations)

 Monday-Friday, John C. Murphy Health Center, 8am-4:30pm

Monday-Friday, North Central Community Health Center, 8am-4:30pm

Monday-Friday, South County Health Center, 8am-4:30pm

 Library Clinics (Pfizer and J&J)

 Wednesdays, SLCL Lewis and Clark, 1-7pm

Thursdays, SLCL Natural Bridge, 1-7pm

Fridays, SLCL Florissant Valley, 9am-4pm

Saturdays, SLCL Rock Road, 9am-4pm

 Public Neighborhood Clinics

 10/1, Girls Inc., 12-6p, Pfizer only 

10/3, Funded Mission Lutheran High School South, 12-4p, Pfizer only 

10/4, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 2-6p, Pfizer only 

10/5, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 2-7p, Pfizer only 

10/7, Harry’s Barber Shop, 1-5p, Pfizer only

10/8, R&R Style Shop & Laced Up Studios, 11a-4p, Pfizer only 

10/8, Twillman House Spanish Lake Community Association, 3-7p, Pfizer only 

10/9, New Beginnings Missionary Church, 11a-2p, Pfizer only 

10/9, Mane Coarse Barber Shop, 1-5p, Pfizer only

​ For the latest information on COVID-19 testing, vaccines and additional resources, please click here or list\

  If you have questions regarding the latest COVID-19 guidelines, please contact the St. Louis County Department of Public Health at (314) 615-9700.

 Sara Dayley

Public Information Officer

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health