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County Health Department Emphasizes Need For Vaccination During Winter Flu Season

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is advising that all residents be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like illness, and the St. Louis area is no exception.

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Red Cross Blood Drive at Christian Hospital NW HealthCare

Christian Hospital is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host two blood drives open to the general public. Stop by and give blood to help save lives. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments have priority.

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Christian Hospital Foundation Honors Rance Thomas, Express Scripts, Antonio Penilla

The Christian Hospital Foundation will host the fifth annual Legacy Leaders Dinner on Wednesday, November 6.

Each year at the Legacy Leaders Dinner, the Christian Hospital Foundation formally recognizes those who devote their professional and/or personal work to bettering the lives of residents in North County. This year, two individuals and one business will be honored.

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SSM DePaul Announces November Programs

SSM DePaul Health Center offers the following programs in November.

Public Flu Clinic. Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. – noon at May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. Free immunizations for ages 9 and up (injection only). Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS for an appointment; walk-ins also welcome.

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The Independent News Plans Senior Moments Column

A new feature , Senior Moments, will debut in The Independent News beginning in November.  We are asking our readers, age 55 and over, to send us their stories of love, adventure, personal achievement, or unusual situations, accompanied with your photo and phone number. .

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County Health Department Urges all Residents to Get Flu Vaccinations

Flu season has arrived and the Saint Louis County Department of Health is urging all residents six months of age and older be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. Even those who aren’t worried about catching the flu should be vaccinated.

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