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West Virginia Immunization Network Regonizes Excellence

The West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) announced its 2013 Immunization Awards winners at the Eighth Annual WIN Awards & Policy Dinner held February 20th at WV Culture Center in Charleston. Awardees included Sharon Carte of the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program; Summersville Pediatrics; Cardinal Pediatrics; Dr. Kathryn Moffett of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; West Virginia Pharmacists; Kelli Caseman of the WV School-Based Health Assembly; Bonnie Brown and Barbara Hatfield, former WV delegates; and West Virginia School Nurses.

West Virginia School Nurses received the highest award, the Special Achievement Award. This award is given in recognition of those who have gone “above and beyond” to give tremendous amounts of time and effort to increase immunization rates and protect West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. School nurses were at the forefront of educating parents about the new adolescent immunization requirements that began in the fall and ensuring that students entering 7th and 12th grades had received their Tdap and meningococcal vaccines. As a result over 39,000 students in West Virginia are now protected from whooping cough and bacterial meningitis! This achievement is something that we as a state should be proud of and celebrate. We thank the West Virginia School Nurses not only for ensuring that students have received their immunizations, but for working so hard every day to protect the health and safety of our community of students.

2013 Award Winners

Immunization Initiative Award: Sharon Carte, West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program

Screen Shot Award: Summersville Pediatrics

Childhood Immunization Award: Cardinal Pediatrics

Adolescent Immunization Award: Dr. Kathryn Moffett, West Virginia University School of Medicine

Adult Immunization Award: West Virginia Pharmacists

Immunization Advocacy Award: Kelli Caseman, West Virginia School-Based Health Assembly

Immunization Policy Award: Bonnie Brown & Barbara Hatfield

Special Achievement Award: West Virginia School Nurses


Award Criteria

Immunization Initiative Award: Recognition of the implementation of an initiative that has increased access to immunization for West Virginians.

Screen Shot Award: Recognition of a healthcare organization that has set an example for others by utilizing the WV Statewide Immunization Information System (WVSIIS) to its fullest potential by diligently reporting immunizations on a regular basis.

Childhood Immunization Award: Recognition for educating, promoting, and working tirelessly to improve childhood immunization rates in the community.

Adolescent Immunization Award: Recognition for educating, promoting, and working tirelessly to improve adolescent immunization rates in the community.

Adult Immunization Award: Recognition for educating, promoting, and working tirelessly to improve adult immunization rates in the community.

Immunization Advocacy Award: Recognition for advocating for immunization policies that keep West Virginians healthy.
Immunization Policy Award: Recognition for implementing legislation, regulation, or other public policy initiative that has helped to reduce barriers to immunization for West Virginians and maintaining laws that protect the health of the public.

Special Achievement: Recognition for having gone “above and beyond the call of duty” by giving tremendous amounts of time and effort to increase immunization rates and protect West Virginians
from vaccine-preventable diseases.
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