G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award

Picture of G. Scott Giebink This annual award is given in memory of G. Scott Giebink, M.D. (1944-2003). Along with his work as an internationally respected expert in middle ear disease and immunization, Dr. Giebink was also a leader in the creation of MinnesotaCare, a state health-insurance program for the underprivileged. Dr. Giebink was a great advocate of immunization and strongly believed in access to health care for all children. The G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award will be given to a clinic or organization that has displayed leadership or innovative work in the area of immunization.

2015 Focus Area

This year the focus of the Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award will be vaccine-preventable diseases, including participation in reportable vaccine-preventable disease surveillance, enhanced surveillance projects, and/or response to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease.


  • Health care organizations that work in the areas of immunization and/or vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). Organizations may include public and private clinics along with non-traditional sites such as elderly care or reproductive health clinics.
  • Non-health care organizations that work to educate the public about immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases are also eligible for the award.

Nominating Procedure

To nominate a clinic, hospital, health care organization, or non-health care organization, submit the nomination form and a letter of recommendation describing the actions that have been performed to improve immunization and/or detect and prevent VPDs in Minnesota (maximum 500 words).

Nominations are closed.

Learn more about the 2015 G. Scott Giebink Award winner on the Immunization Awards website.

Updated Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 03:53PM