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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.

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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

fluCommunity 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.

Read more

Don’t “friend” the flu.

Our Philosophy

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.

Where to get vaccinated

Flu vaccines are not offered at Community Hospital for walk-in community members, but vaccines are available throughout Monterey County at your retail pharmacy or at the following:

Your healthcare provider
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County Health Department

No cost community flu clinics

Montage Health

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Montage Health Foundation

Montage Medical Group

Montage Wellness Center

Aspire Health Plan

Central Coast Health Connect

Community Health Innovations