(EFFINGHAM, IL) – With flu activity still very high in our area of Illinois, visitors to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital are reminded of the important role everyone plays in guarding patient safety. 
During flu season, HSHS St. Anthony’s highly recommend the following visiting guidelines:

  • DO NOT visit hospital patients if you:

  • Have a cold or any flu-like symptoms including fever or chills, sore throat, body or muscle aches, headache, cough or runny nose.

  • Are under age 18 years of age.

  • A limit of only two people should visit a patient at any one time.

  • As always, soap and hand sanitizers should be used when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

 
For more information about the flu, visit flu.gov.
 
It is not too late to get a flu shot. Check with your local physician’s office. Vaccinations are also available at HSHS Medical Group urgent care clinics – to find one nearest you, visit https://www.hshsmedicalgroup.org/Find-Care/Urgent-Care.aspx.

Media Contact

Brad Ochiltree

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 464-1161
bradley.ochiltree@hshs.org

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