Flu Season: Be Prepared

As we head into flu season, here's what you can do to help:

Get your flu shot!

The flu vaccine is protective and it is effective! By protecting yourself you are also protecting your loved ones. You can get the flu shot from your family physician, a pharmacy or at one of the Brant County Health Unit’s flu clinics (www.bchu.org)

Don't visit if you are sick!

Please do not come to visit if you have any of the following symptoms: a cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, muscle aches, diarrhea or have experienced vomiting. Every single person who enters the hospital can bring an unwanted virus from the community to our patients.

Practice good hand hygiene!

Please remember to wash your hands upon entering the hospital, upon entering a patient care unit and again upon entering and exiting a patient’s room. The most effective way of protecting yourself and those around you from getting sick is to wash your hands frequently.

Stop the spread of contagious infections!

If signs are posted outside the door of a patient requiring you to wear protective personal equipment – please do so! This not only protects you, but it protects everyone you come in contact with after you leave. Failure to wear gloves and gowns when requested could result in you being asked not to visit the facility.

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