ST. LOUIS – Esse Health’s five pediatric offices are currently offering flu clinics for patients to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Esse Health’s board-certified pediatricians follow the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation that everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine.

The five pediatric locations include: Esse Health Creve Coeur Pediatrics, Esse Health Florissant Pediatrics, Esse Heath O’Fallon Pediatrics, Esse Health Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Watson Road, and Esse Health Tesson Ferry Pediatrics. For specific times and dates the flu vaccine is being offered, please visit

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 an independent, St. Louis-based physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. With 33 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 and urology. 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