HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville is adjusting their visiting guidelines during flu season. The hospital recommends you reconsider visiting loved ones in the hospital should you display any signs of the flu. Kristi Curry, Infection Control Manager at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital had a few tips for how to help prevent the spread of the flu.
Curry reiterated some of the tips to help prevent the spread of flu, including some helpful information when it comes to hand sanitation, and also gave some signs for what to watch out for with the flu.
Curry also said a big tip for those wishing to avoid the flu this year, is to get vaccinated.
Other guidelines that the hospital recommends during flu season are to avoid visiting hospital patients if you are under 18 years of age, are a pregnant woman, and visitors should limit themselves to two people per patient at any one time. If you’d like more information on the flu, visit flu.gov.