Flu Season 2022-2023

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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Visitor Policy & Masking 

Effective December 1, 2022, UMass Memorial Health -Harrington has implemented a new visitor policy:

  • Inpatient Medical Units – up to 2 visitors are allowed at a time (visiting hours are 10 AM to 8 PM)
  • Outpatient Areas and Physician Services Offices – one visitor is allowed
  • Emergency Departments in Southbridge and Webster – one visitor is allowed

Masks are optional and encouraged for patients and visitors.
Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Exciting changes at Harrington!

We have transitioned to Epic, a new electronic health record system as of October 1, 2023. We are excited to offer myChart, an easy-to-use secure website and app that gives you access to all of your UMass Memorial Health information.

For more information, go to ummhealth.org/mychart and sign up!