Flu season began October 1st and will go through at least the end of March.  Our residents received their Quadrivalent influenza vaccination the middle of October.  Long-term care facilities are at high risk for developing influenza outbreaks, therefore we work hard to ensure our residents stay healthy.  The flu can be spread between and among residents, healthcare providers and visitors.  Elderly people in long-term care facilities may experience severe and fatal illnesses during influenza outbreaks and that is why it is so important to get vaccinated and refrain from visiting if you are ill.  If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please visit at a later date or call the facility to schedule a phone visit.