J.C. Blair Employee Health Nurse Silvia Hess, RN, (right) gives the H1N1 vaccination to Deb Querry, RRT, of J.C. Blairís Cardiopulmonary Department at the Hospitalís H1N1 Vaccination Clinic for Employees. J.C. Blair employees received the vaccinations to help protect themselves and the patients they care for. To limit the spread of the H1N1 flu, the Hospital is enforcing special visitation restrictions (see related story).
J.C. Blair Immunizes Staff
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital received 500 doses of the H1N1 vaccination and is immunizing staff today through Friday. The Hospital is complying with the CDCís recommendations that all healthcare personnel receive the vaccination to protect themselves and the patients they care for. If healthcare professionals stay healthy, they will not have to miss work and will be better able to care for patients.
All J.C. Blair employees that have received the H1N1 vaccination will have a gold sticker on their hospital ID badge to let the public know that they have been vaccinated. Those employees that do not wish to receive the vaccination will be required to wear a mask while on duty.
To help minimize the spread of H1N1 flu, the Hospital is asking the community to respect the following temporary visitation restrictions:
ē No one age 16 or under is permitted to visit patients in the Hospital,
ē All visitors to the Maternity Unit must wear a mask, and report to the Nursesí Desk before entering a patientís room, and
ē Anyone not feeling well will not be permitted to visit patients.
These current visitation policies will be strictly enforced to help protect the Hospitalís patients and others. Masks and hand sanitizers are available at Hospital entrances.