Hospitals See More Flu Cases, Mostly Swine Flu
North Central Florida hospital workers hope spreading awareness among their staff will prevent the spread of the flu.
Officials at North Florida Regional Medical Center said the emergency department sees ten to 15 flu cases every day--mostly swine flu. 1200 flu shots have been given to physicians, staff and volunteers since last week.
At the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, flu vaccines are not required for staff but are highly recommended. There are also hygiene stations throughout the hospital.
"Encourage them all to get both the seasonal flu shot this year and the H1N1 novel swine vaccine when it comes available probably in October," said Dr. Bradley Bender, Chief of Staff at the VA Medical Center.
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