CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Heidi Parker, MA, Executive Director of Immunize Nevada, was named a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion in recognition of her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunizations.
Champion awards acknowledge exemplary individuals who go above and beyond to promote or foster immunizations among children 0-2 years old in their communities. Only one winner is selected in each state or territory.
Parker’s achievements include: insuring that every child has access to immunization services regardless of their ability to pay; creating vaccination clinics in schools that have provided over 20,000 flu and Tdap vaccines to students and adults; providing education to medical assistants throughout Nevada; partnering with Give Kids A Boost Health & Safety Fair; organizing no-cost immunization clinics throughout Nevada during National Infant Immunization Week; creating the “NV’r Miss a Shot” campaign to remind parents about timely infant and toddler immunizing; and promoting Text 4 Baby.
For more information about other CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award winners, please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/champions