But St. Louis University Hospital spokesperson Laura Keller says there are exceptions for religious objections and allergy concerns.
Almost 150 people have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu this season and six have died, according to state officials.
Avoiding the flu.
Close to 10,000 flu cases this season so far
Missouri health officials report nearly 8,000 influenza cases in the state between September and the end of the year. That’s up a drastic 1,600%.
The early nature of the cases, as well as the specific strings we are seeing, suggest this could be a bad flu year.
To illustrate the point, County Executive Charlie Dooley rolled up his sleeve and got a shot.
Children age 10 and older can get flu shots and vaccinations like tetanus shots from pharmacists.
St. Louis County health officials report nearly half of all flu cases were seen in children between the ages of 2 and 14.
Statewide 1,700 new cases were reported last week.