Northwell Health Alerts - Flu Precautions

It’s all about keeping you healthy

Especially during flu season

At Northwell Health, we are continuing to see a large number of patients with influenza (flu), as well as those experiencing complications as a result of the virus. Pregnant women and young children are especially vulnerable to the flu, so we’re taking some extra precautions to keep them—and others—as healthy as possible.

Across the health system, we are recommending that as of January 29, 2018, no visitors under the age of 14 be permitted into our hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) or pediatric units. Visits by children under 14 (we encourage siblings only) will be limited at all maternity units. Those who are allowed to visit their mothers and newborns should be assessed for symptoms of active respiratory and other infectious diseases before entering the units.

These restrictions are just a part of our overall efforts to reduce the risk of the flu being transmitted among patients, family members and employees.

You can help stop the spread of the flu

If you or your loved ones have not been vaccinated for the flu, please go to any of our 44 Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers, which are located throughout the communities we serve. Vaccines will be administered at $20 each. Flu shots are also available at our Vivo Health pharmacies at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Southside Hospital. 

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