SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., January 10, 2013-- Harrington Hospital is taking additional steps to protect its patients from the flu.
Children 16 and under will not be allowed to visit patients at Harrington Hospital beginning Monday, January14. In addition, each patient will be limited to two healthy visitors at a time.
"Flu season is upon us and, as always, the safety of our patients is of primary concern to us,” said Harrington HealthCare System President and CEO Edward H. Moore. “The flu is a very serious illness, and this is one of the most severe flu seasons we have seen in this region in several years.
“It’s not too late to get a flu vaccination,” Moore said. “Flu season typically peaks in the winter and can last until spring.”