ST. LOUIS – Several St. Louis-area Esse Health offices are currently holding flu clinics for patients to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Esse Health’s board-certified physicians follow the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation that everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine.

 The offices currently offering flu clinics and the vaccine are: Esse Health Creve Coeur Pediatrics; Esse Health O’Fallon Pediatrics; Esse Health Physicians at St. Clare; Esse Health South County Internal Medicine; and Esse Health Tesson Ferry Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Please visit for dates, times and details for each office.

 Getting the flu vaccine is the best protection against the seasonal flu, which is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Approximately 5-20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year, according to, a website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The flu season is typically in the fall and winter, occurring as early as October.

 Esse Health is a St. Louis-based, independent physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. With 35 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, radiology, urology, cardiology and gastroenterology. Esse Health is recognized as a leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health, visit