Immunization Awards

Congratulations to the 2013 Immunization Award winners! The awards were presented on October 10 at the Got Your Shots Immunization Conference.

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.

Nominees:

  • Allina Health Bloomington Clinic
  • Federal Medical Center, Rochester
  • GuidePoint Pharmacy, Brainerd
  • Hennepin County Baby Tracks Program

Winner:

  • Federal Medical Center, Rochester

Highlights:

  • Improved inmate screening procedures by:
    - Assessing immunization coverage upon entry and over time
    - Implementing new and improved hepatitis risk screening
  • New vaccine protocols allowing for tailored vaccination strategy within the prison environment
  • Education and immunization offered simultaneously

County Awards

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).
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of August 1, 2013.

Winners:

  • Traverse County (population 0 to 349 people)
  • Carlton County (population 350 to 999 people)
  • Sherburne County (population 1,000 to 4,000 people)
  • Dakota County (population greater than 4,000 people)

Clinic Awards

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 all 2 year olds.
  • Each site had more than 20 two year olds in the practice
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of August 1, 2013.

Winners:

  • Dawson Clinic
  • ACMC-New London
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato
  • Mankato Clinic at Daniels Health Center
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato Northridge
  • ACMC-Benson
  • ACMC-Marshall
  • Mankato Clinic at Wickersham-Family Practice
  • Mayo CHS in Faribault at Cannon Valley Clinic
  • Mayo CHS- FH in Caledonia
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca

Updated Wednesday, 23-Oct-2013 09:31:37 CDT