Upson Regional Medical Center implements visitor restrictions during flu season


Upson Regional Medical Center is temporarily restricting visitation and taking added precautions due to widespread flu activity in the state.


The temporary restrictions include no visitors under the age of 18.  Additionally, we ask that you not visit if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of flu, including a high fever, cough, muscle aches, headache, or sore throat.


According to the Department of Public Health, the number of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses are highest in ages 0-4 and 5-24.  This is the main reason for restricting young visitors under age 18.   


“Getting your flu vaccine and hand hygiene are the best ways to prevent the spread of influenza,” said Upson Regional Medical Center Infection Preventionist Daniel McBride. “The safety of our patients, visitors and employees is our main priority this flu season,” he added.


Flu shots are available at any pharmacy or your medical provider.