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Flu Season Visitation Restrictions At St. Joseph's/Candler

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Due to the rapidly increasing positive flu cases in our area, St. Joseph's Hospital and Candler Hospital are implementing visitor restrictions to protect patients, visitors and our co-workers.

· If you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms, please do not visit patients in the hospitals.

· Patients can only receive two visitors at a time.

· Those under the age of 18 cannot visit patients in the Special Care Nursery at Candler Hospital unless they are the primary caretaker.

· Only children seeking treatment should come to the hospitals.

Flu-like symptoms include:

· Fever (100 degrees or more)

· Cough

· Sore throat

· Muscle/joint/body aches

· Headache

· Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

To help prevent the spread of the flu, please wash your hands regularly, cover your cough and sneezes, and get the flu vaccine.

The vaccine can be obtained at any of the St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group Management primary care offices. Call 912.819.8888 for an appointment. www.sjchs.org/primarycare.

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