Utica, NY (WIBX) - St. Elizabeth Medical Center is joining Faxton St. Luke's announcing hospital visitation restrictions because of the flu.

Only adults ages 18 and older will be allowed to visit patients until further notice.

Visitors and employees who are feeling ill are being asked to stay away from the hospital unless they are seeking treatment.

Authorities at St. Elizabeth are reminding the public that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine this season, adding that they appreciate the public's health and cooperation while they try to keep their patients and the community safe and healthy.