In response to flu and respiratory virus season activity increasing in the winter months, Banner Health will often implement visitor restrictions at our hospitals. For questions about the location near you, please contact the hospital directly.
The following are common restrictions during these times at Banner Health hospitals:
All Banner Health employees, employed physicians, volunteers and students receive flu vaccinations. Those who were unable to receive the vaccination because of medical or religious reasons are required to wear a mask while in care settings (such as hospitals) during the flu season.
Banner Health encourages everyone over the age of six months to receive the flu vaccine to protect themselves and others from influenza. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in.