Nevada hospital breaks its record for flu shots given in a day

Elko-based Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital gave 1,006 doses of influenza vaccine during its annual drive-thru flu shot clinic Oct. 6 — a nearly 25 percent increase from the clinic's 809 flu shots in 2017, the Elko Daily Free Press reports.

Hospital staff and volunteers set up a four-lane clinic in the facility's parking lot. Clinic participants could pull into a lane, fill out paperwork and get their shot without exiting their vehicle.

"Our team really pulled together to keep things running efficiently," said Jennifer Koopman, director of physician relations at NNRH and the coordinator of the event. "This was the highest volume of flu shots we've ever given in one day, but our staff handled it like the pros they are."

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