Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hospitals restrict visitors to fight flu

Some Vermont hospitals have begun restricting visitors to keep already compromised patients from contracting H1N1 flu. Fletcher Allen Health Care, Central Vermont Hospital and North Country Hospital are limiting or prohibiting access by certain visitors to some parts of their hospitals.
North Country is asking children younger than 18 not to visit. Central Vermont is restricting children younger than 12. At Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, officials are asking community members to use common sense and simply stay away if they feel like they may have the flu.