Hopsital provides update on H1N1 Nov 13, 2009

Hopsital provides update on H1N1 Nov 13, 2009

The H1N1 flu is already on our community so we recommend the following:

  • If you believe you have the flu, stay at home, drink plenty of fluids and take fever reducers until you or your family has recovered.
  • If you are at higher risk for complications of the flu and/or your symptoms worsen, you should seek medical attention from your doctor or go to the emergency room.

For those who seek the N1H1 vaccine, we have the following information: Manufacturing delays continue. The NYS Department of Health has warned us that only one dose of the vaccine for every 20 ordered are likely to be delivered. This scenario will likely continue for the next month.

Since were are unable to vaccinate all who request it, the Littauer Primary Care Centers can only vaccinate our established patients in the following order as established by the CDC:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Children and young people ages 6months-24 years of age.
  • People who live with or provide care to infants less than 6 months of age.
  • People aged 25-64 who have medical conditions that put them at risk for flu related complications.

If you are an established patient on the waiting list, you will be contacted by a primary care center. If you are not a patient in our primary care network, we recommend you contact your physician to determine availability.

If you are seeking seasonal flu vaccines, those shipments also have been delayed.

In order to protect our hospitalized patients, employees and the public who enter the hospital, Littauer has implemented a new visitation policy.

For more information, please visit www. Flu.gov, or call NYS Department of Health at 1-800-808-1987