Lourdes Health is pleased to announce that its Lourdes Pediatrics clinic has received a 2021 Immunize WA award from the State of Washington for child and adolescent immunizations.
Lourdes Pediatrics earned a Bronze Status Award, recognizing a vaccination rate of 70 percent or higher.
“Protecting children and ensuring that they receive their necessary childhood immunizations is one of our top priorities,” said Martha Varnado, Lourdes Pediatrics Clinic Manager. “I would like to commend the department for all their hard work to achieve this, especially with the challenges presented by COVID-19 with patient care in 2021.”
At Lourdes Pediatrics, the doctors engage in active conversations with their patients’ families regarding immunizations, address vaccines at all clinic visits, including sick visits, send messages and letters to families to remind them when their children are due for immunizations, and encourage questions about immunizations from families. Additionally, nurses review patient charts and work with the providers to stay up to date on patients’ vaccine status.
“We’re grateful to be making communities healthier through childhood immunizations,” said Lourdes Medical Director Kevin Taylor, MD. “We provide each of our patients’ families with important education about childhood immunizations and their role in protecting kids and families from preventable diseases.”
Immunize WA is in its seventh year of its provider recognition program, and Lourdes Pediatrics has been recognized in each of those years. Immunize WA is hosted by the Washington Health Plan Partnership, comprised of the Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Health Care Authority, the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, and all major health plans in Washington.
In addition to required and recommend childhood vaccinations, Lourdes Pediatrics has the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available for children 5 and older.
Lourdes Pediatrics is located at Lourdes West Pasco clinic at 7425 Wrigley Drive, Ste 101. Patients and their families can make an appointment with pediatricians Paolo Antonio deVera, MD; Geraldine Dizon, MD; or Dianna Lang, MD, by calling 509.546.8399 or scheduling online at YourLourdes.com.
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