The flu and you
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula recommends that community members protect themselves against the flu by getting vaccinated. In addition, take these measures to protect yourself and others:
- Wash your hands
- If you do get ill, limit exposures to others – stay home
- Cough into your elbow
In addition, community members with flu or cold symptoms are asked to avoid visiting the hospital until they are well, to protect patients, other visitors, and our staff.
For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website or see our press release.
Visitor Restrictions during flu season
Due to the high occurrence of flu in our area last flu season, all Monterey County hospitals and Westland House implemented visitor restrictions starting November 5. People with cold or flu symptoms and children under the age of 14 are restricted from patient care areas at the hospital and Westland House. Exceptions to the visitor restriction include the Emergency Department where it may not be feasible to leave children at home, and in the Fountain Court where families may gather.
Flu Visitation Question and Answers
Flu Press Release
Community Hospital strongly encourages flu vaccinations
At the end of 2017, Community Hospital and other area hospitals experienced record numbers of patients in the Emergency Department. The main culprit? The flu. We hope to help prevent this from reoccurring in our area this flu season.
Don’t “friend” the flu.
We at Community Hospital believe flu vaccinations protect our patients, our community, and our families. So far, this flu season, around 90% of our employees are vaccinated. Employees unable to receive the vaccine wear masks when directly caring for patients.