It’s an ongoing struggle to make sure kids get immunized…and one Copper Country pediatrics clinic is being recognized for their success in that effort.
The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center was presented with a Site Excellence Award from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry.
The clinic was nominated by Community Health Coordinator Kathleen Mell from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.
The pediatrics clinic has achieved a 77% immunization rate for children 19 to 36 months and Clinic Supervisor Kathleen Coppo says they’ve earned this.
Clinic Supervisor of the Pediatrics/O.B. Department of the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Kathleen Coppo says, “We work as a really good team in pediatrics and we print out a Michigan registry from the MICR (Michigan Care Improvement Registry) website for every patient that comes through and if they do need a vaccine we make sure that they either get it that day or come back for one if they happen to be sick. So, we try to make sure every child is vaccinated and gets the opportunity.”
Coppo says the clinic will soon be able to manage their own registry which will help them to reach out to the community to encourage more immunizations.