Flu Season 2021-2022

Influenza, also known as “the flu,” is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The flu can be very serious and even fatal, particularly for the very young, older individuals, and those with compromised immune systems.

Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Get Your Flu Shot

 It is possible to become sick with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time. There is a high likelihood that it will result in a much more severe illness and a greater chance of death or lasting damage to health. As the flu season progresses, caring for both flu patients and COVID-19 patients could quickly overwhelm the healthcare system.

For complete information about COVID-19 and related policies at Harrington HealthCare, please see our Coronavirus Information page.

Who Should Get the Flu Vaccine and Where to Get It
More Ways to Prevent Catching and Spreading the Flu
Flu Symptoms And How They Differ from COVID-19 and The Common Cold
Flu Treatment

Information on this page was gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Harrington HealthCare providers.

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COVID Policy Update:
ONE VISITOR ALLOWED

UMass Memorial Health - Harrington has implemented a ONE VISITOR  POLICY for all Harrington facilities (with the exception of the inpatient behavioral health units in Webster). Patient visitor requests for the behavioral health units will be accommodated where appropriate.  
All patients and visitors are required to wear a surgical or KN95 mask and must observe social distancing guidelines in all public areas and waiting areas.

Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.