Immunization Awards - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Immunization Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Immunization Award winners!

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Giebink Award
County Awards
Clinic Awards

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 innovative methods of providing access to low-cost immunizations for children and/or adults.

2017 Winner
Hennepin County - Community Outreach Team
As their nomination stated, the Hennepin County - Community Outreach Team was deserving of this award because they "exceeded the requiement of facilitating innovative methods of providing access to low-cost immunizations” during the 2017 measles outbreak. The team led approximately 150 community visits with culturally-appropriate partners to provide education, listen to concerns, encourage MMR vaccination, and support families and individuals to access appropriate care for immunization. The outreach helped contribute to a significant increase in MMR vaccination for Hennepin County residents over a 13-week period.

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, 2017.

Pediatric rate winners:

  • Lac Qui Parle County (population 0 to 349 peds patients)
  • Becker County (population 350 to 999 peds patients)
  • Olmsted 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 complete:1:1 series (complete HPV series, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4).
  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) data as of Aug. 1, 2017.

Adolescent rate winners:

  • Mahnomen County (less than 1,000 adolescent patients)
  • Houston County (between 1,000 and 9,000 adolescent patients)
  • Olmsted County (between 9,000 and 30,000 adolescent patients)
  • Ramsey County (more than 30,000 adolescent patients)

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, 2017.
  • Top site with more than 20 2-year-olds in the practice split into quartiles.

Pediatric rate winners:

  • Essentia Health St. Mary's - Pelican Rapids Clinic (20 to 90 peds patients)
  • Wayzata Children's Clinic - Chaska (91 to 350 peds patients)
  • South Lake Pediatrics Maple Grove (350 to 550 peds patients)
  • Central Pediatrics - Woodbury (more than 550 peds patients)

Adolescent award criteria:

  • Clinics were assessed for coverage of complete:1:1 series (complete HPV series, 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, 2017.
  • Top site with more than 20 13 to 17-year-olds in the practice split into quartiles.

Adolescent rate winners:

  • HealthPartners Riverway Clinic – Coon Rapids OB/GYN (20 to 70 adolescent patients)
  • Wayzata Children's Clinic - Maple Grove (71 to 260 adolescent patients)
  • South Lake Pediatrics Minnetonka (261 to 1400 adolescent patients)
  • HCMC - Pediatric Clinic (more than 1400 adolescent patients)

Updated Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 08:53AM