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We're ready for flu season —are you?

Johns Hopkins Medicine's first priority is the safety and care of patients, visitors, employees and students. Due to last year’s outbreak of H1N1 (swine) flu, our staff is putting in place safety measures to make sure your visit at Hopkins' institutions is safe. We're also working closely with federal, state and local public health offices to ensure we're well prepared to handle this changing public health concern. With your cooperation, we aim to make your visit as pleasant and convenient as possible.

Visitor Policy

Johns Hopkins Medicine cares about our patients, community and visitors and we are committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe and welcoming environment. Because we care about you and all of our patients, we may decide to make temporary changes to our visitor policy. Check this site prior to visiting Johns Hopkins.

Does your child have the flu?

Read the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Guide for Parents

What you can do to stay healthy

Protect yourself and others from seasonal flu:

  • Get this year’s flu vaccine. It’s safe and effective
  • Practice normal daily hygiene
  • Wash your hands frequently, particularly after a cough or sneeze
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Throw out tissue immediately after use
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill
  • Limit contact with others to avoid infecting them if you are ill
  • Do not share towels, glasses, food etc. or have other close contact with an infected person
  • Get vaccinated for the seasonal flu. See your health care provider to find out how

Watch for signs and symptoms of the flu:

  • High fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea (not common)
  • Vomiting (not common)

Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response