Scripps Asks Hospital Visitors to Follow Flu Guidelines

A patient gets her flu shot so she's better prepared for flu season and the possibility of visiting a hospital.

In an effort to protect patients and staff and contain the spread of the flu, Scripps Health is asking visitors with flu symptoms not to enter Scripps hospitals, that all visitors be 15 or older, and that patients have no more than two visitors at a time.

Scripps physicians also are reminding patients that it’s not too late to get a flu shot. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent getting the flu. Other precautions include washing your hands often with soap and water; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and avoiding contact with sick people.

If you become sick, stay home from work and school to avoid infecting others. Check with your doctor regarding your symptoms and whether you might benefit from any prescription medication.

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