Vaccinations are vitally important to protecting children and adults from diseases like measles, pertussis, influenza and many others.
Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics was recently recognized for its work to keep patients and communities healthy. It’s one of 50 healthcare organizations – and the only organization in southwestern Wisconsin – to receive the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) "Big Shot" award for immunizing 90 percent or more of two-year-old patients, based on DHS data.
"This is a great recognition for the work our staff does every day to make sure everyone in our care stays healthy," says David Hartberg, chief executive officer, Gundersen Boscobel. "Immunizations are so important to not only individual health and well-being, but also for loved ones, friends and neighbors. We encourage every parent with young children to get the recommended vaccination and to talk with their provider if they have questions or concerns."
Parents can find more information on which vaccinations their child needs and at what age by visiting dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization. You can also visit gundersenhealth.org/boscobel or call (608) 375-4144 to schedule an appointment at Gundersen Boscobel.
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