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New Restrictions Protect Sanford Residents from Influenza

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A Bismarck hospital is restricting visitors to help protect its patients and employees from influenza.

Sanford Hospital is only allowing immediate family members older than 12 to visit a patient.  
All children twelve and under are NOT allowed. These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the flu season.

"Since we're in the peak season we need to protect our patients. It seems to be a little more aggressive in the middle-aged patients than in the past so it's our responsibility to protect those that we can and those are the patients housed in our institution here," says Dr. Anthony Tello, Sanford.

Doctor Tello recommends getting a flu shot because some protection is better than no protection. The shots are still available at all of Sanford Health's primary care and walk-in clinics. For more information, visit bismarck.sanfordhealth.org/flu.

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