FALLON, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Banner Churchill Community Hospital was recently honored in Reno by Immunize Nevada for Highest Hospital Employee Influenza Immunization Rate in the state of Nevada.
Immunize Nevada is a statewide network of individuals, businesses, public health entities and organizations committed to improving and protecting the health of children, teens, adults and seniors in Nevada.
Banner Churchill met its flu compliance goal in late November which means 100-percent of its staff and volunteers are now vaccinated against the flu. This came as a response to Banner Health's new mandatory "No Flu for You" vaccine policy. The policy requires all employees, employed physicians, volunteers, vendors, contractors and health care students to be vaccinated or to apply for and receive an exemption, which can be given based on religious or medical reasons.