Published on December 23, 2019

ProHealth Care implements temporary visitor restriction at neonatal intensive care units

Infant in the NICU.To help prevent the spread of influenza and other viral illnesses, children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit the neonatal intensive care units at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital at this time.

This temporary visitor restriction is designed to protect the health of the patients and families, and applies only to visitors of the neonatal intensive care units. This restriction will be assessed as the flu season progresses. Updates will be provided at ProHealthCare.org/flu.

Anyone can get influenza, and the virus spreads easily. Young children, older people and people with certain health conditions are at high risk of serious flu complications.

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of influenza is to get vaccinated. If you get the flu, immunization can also reduce the severity and duration of the illness. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated each year.

It is not too late to get a flu vaccine. Vaccination is available on a walk-in basis at ProHealth urgent care and occupational health clinics. Details are available at ProHealthCare.org/flu.

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