Immunization Awards

Congratulations to the 2015 Immunization Award winners!

Giebink Award

The G. Scott Giebink Award for Excellence in Immunization is given annually to an organization that exhibits leadership, good strategy, and strong advocacy for immunization. This year’s award also focused on achievement in vaccine-preventable disease reporting and surveillance.

  • 2015 Winner
    Affiliated Community Medical Centers (ACMC) Willmar
    ACMC Willmar has shown great leadership, strategy and advocacy for immunization and the surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, and this is why they have been named the 2015 recipient of the G. Scott Giebink Award. Certain vaccine-preventable diseases are required to be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), but ACMC's surveillance and reporting activities go above and beyond what's required. They participate in enhanced surveillance for influenza and pertussis (whooping cough) which helps show where these diseases are appearing across Minnesota. ACMC is always ready to respond to an outbreak and is a constant advocate for the benefits of vaccination by promoting immunizations to their diverse population.

County Awards

These annual awards are given to counties that have high immunization rates among their pediatric and adolescent patients.

Pediatric award criteria:

  • Population based: 4 categories, based on number of 2-year-olds residing in the county
  • Counties were assessed for coverage of the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series (4+ DTaP, 3+ polio, 1+ MMR, full series Hib, 3+ hep B, 1+ varicella, and 4+ PCV) for children between the ages of 24-35 months
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2015

Pediatric rate winners:

  • Lac Qui Parle County (population 0 to 349 peds patients)
  • Blue Earth County (population 350 to 999 peds patients)
  • Washington County (population 1,000 to 4,000 peds patients)
  • Dakota County (population greater than 4,000 peds patients)

Adolescent award criteria:

  • Population based: 4 categories, based on number of 13 to 17-year-olds residing in the county
  • Counties were assessed for coverage of the 3:1:1 series (3 HPV, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4)
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2015

Adolescent rate winners:

  • Swift County (less than 1,000 adolescents)
  • Lyon County (between 1,000 and 9,000 adolescents)
  • Olmsted County (between 9,000 and 30,000 adolescents)
  • Ramsey County (more than 30,000 adolescents)

Clinic Awards

These annual awards are given to clinics that have high immunization rates among their pediatric and adolescent patients.

Pediatric award criteria:

  • Clinics were assessed for coverage of the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series (4+ DTaP, 3+ polio, 1+ MMR, full series Hib, 3+ hep B, 1+ varicella, and 4+ PCV) for children between the ages of 24-35 months
  • Each site had more than 20 2-year-olds in the practice
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2015
  • Top site with more than 20 2-year-olds in the practice split into quartiles (chosen based on natural breaks in data)

Pediatric rate winners:

  • Sanford Clinic Windom (20 to 90 2-year-olds)
  • Family Medical Center Little Falls (91 to 350 2-year-olds)
  • Affiliated Community Medical Center Marshall (350 to 550 2-year-olds)
  • Essentia Health - Main Pediatrics (more than 551 2-year-olds)

Adolescent award criteria:

  • Clinics were assessed for coverage of 3:1:1 series (3 HPV, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4)
  • Each site had more than 20 13 to 17-year-olds in the practice
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2015
  • Top site with more than 20 13 to 17-year-olds in the practice split into quartiles (chosen based on natural breaks in data)

Adolescent rate winners:

  • HealthPartners Riverway Clinic – Coon Rapids OB/GYN (20 to 70 13-17-year-olds)
  • Sanford Clinic Lakefield (71 to 260 13-17-year-olds)
  • HealthPartners White Bear Lake Clinic (261 to 1400 13-17-year-olds)
  • Essentia Health - Main Pediatrics (more than 1400 13-17-year-olds)

Updated Monday, August 31, 2015 at 02:26PM