The University Health Center’s immunization team received the 2013 Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award Sept. 12 at the Department of Public Health’s 20th annual Immunize Georgia Conference.
The immunization team includes staff from the University Health Center Allergy and Travel Clinic, and the registration and health information department.
The Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award honors those who exemplify standards for child, adolescent and adult immunization practices. These standards are a national strategy to protect the public against vaccine-preventable diseases and provide guidelines and resources to follow when providing immunizations.
The University Health Center immunization team processed more than 8,000 new student immunization records, identifying their immunization history and any needs for updated vaccines.
“Our immunization team is deserving of this award due to their dedicated, enthusiastic and single-minded commitment to successfully providing safe vaccines to students and other patients of the University Health Center,” said Martha Davis Gollin, associate director of patient services at the University Health Center. “Together they meet the needs of each individual student so that their entry into the University of Georgia has a smooth, expedited and seamless beginning at UHC.”