FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2018
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Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

Wisconsin Doctor Named Childhood Immunization Champion by the CDC

50 other providers named "BigShots" by the state Department of Health Services for making childhood vaccinations a priority

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named Dr. Jeffrey Moore of the Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center a 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Moore was nominated and selected from a pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for making a significant contribution to public health in Wisconsin.

Dr. Moore was nominated by Lincoln County Public Health Nurse Jennifer Johnson who cited his leadership, collaboration, and tireless work to promote vaccine preventable disease in the community.

Dr. Moore said he is honored to be recognized by the CDC and his colleagues for promoting childhood vaccinations. “Vaccinations are vitally important to the health and well-being of Wisconsin’s children and the public, and encouraging childhood vaccinations is just the right thing to do,” Moore said.

In addition, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that 50 health care providers from around the state are the recipients of the second annual Wisconsin “BigShot” Award to health care providers who vaccinate 90% or more of their young patients.

“These health care providers are doing a great public service by helping to protect their young patients from vaccine-preventable disease like measles, pertussis, mumps and rubella,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer. “Their efforts also help keep all Wisconsin residents healthy by preventing the potential spread of these diseases.”

Winners received a certificate to display in their waiting rooms to show patients that they are committed to immunizing children against a variety of illnesses to protect the child and the community.

Parents can find out which vaccinations their child needs and at what age on the Wisconsin Immunization Program webpage. They can also keep track of the shots their children have had and shots they may still need through the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.

The “BigShot” Award winners are determined by the immunization data that is collected by DHS. Find the complete list of award winners here.