Shailynn Shipley, Clinic Nurse Manager of Rainy Lake Clinic was recently informed of the vaccination statistics reported by the Minnesota Department of Health AFIX site visit held in October, 2016 at Rainy Lake Clinic. The MDH AFIX visit provides an opportunity for a public health nurse employed with the MDH to review vaccine statistics in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) system and share that data and opportunities for recognition and growth in primary health care clinics. This visit is focused on pediatric vaccine administration as part of the Vaccines for Children program. The result of this visit includes;
In pediatric immunizations for children up to age 24 months we have exceeded the Minnesota average and in 8/10 categories met or exceeded the Healthy People 2020 goal for vaccine immunization rates! The MDH nurse pointed out that we have 100% administration rates for MMR and Varicella vaccinations-something she has rarely seen in clinics in Minnesota!
Rainy Lake clinic Littlefork also has a high vaccine administration rate. Shipley states; “ Although the pediatric population in this clinic is small- we are immunizing community members at almost every opportunity. Katie Chezick has shared with me that she is very impressed by the amount of vaccines administered at Littlefork clinic- the clinic has surpassed our expectations indeed.
Our staff is taking care of our littlest patients by promoting vaccinations and our providers are supporting our parents in making healthy decisions for their children.
I am very proud of the diligent work of our providers and nurses in caring for our community.
RLMC Clinic Nurses
Left to Right; Ruth Lattu, Jessica Werner, Sheri Gates, Jen Christie