In a statement released today, Blessing Hospital warns of a flu outbreak and asks anyone under 16 to not visit Blessing unless they need medical care.

Quincy area is experiencing a flu outbreak, and Blessing Hospital is taking precautions to keep their residents (and visitors) safe. If you have a child under the age of 16, Blessing Hospital is requesting that unless they are in need of immediate medical care, they should refrain from visiting the hospital for the time being (including doctor visits).

For more information about Blessing Hospitals restrictions please click this link.

If you are still needing the flu shot, please contact your doctor and he/she will be able to get you want you need. It's very important that you get the flu shot, not only to keep yourself safe, but to keep others safe as well.