Aurora Health Care recognized for efforts to vaccinate young patients
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Waushara County Health Department are pleased to announce that Aurora Health care Wautoma has just been named a “BigShot” for their efforts to vaccinate children against diseases. The recognition is given to those health care providers who vaccinate 90 percent or more of their young patients or 80 percent of their teenage patients] based on immunization data collected.
“The Health Department is pleased to recognize this organization for their diligence in helping to keep our children healthy Childhood vaccinations are critical to protect our children and everyone around them from diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis among others,” said Patti Wohlfeil.
The Wisconsin Immuni-zation Program webpage shows parents which vaccinations their child needs and at what age, and which shots their children have already had.
Big Shots is an annual award given to health care providers who show excellence in protecting children and teens against vaccine-preventable diseases through strong immunization practices and high immunization rates.
The public announcement of the 2019 BigShots Awardees coincides with National Infant Immunization week (NIIW), April 27-May 4. NIIW is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.