This fall, we’ll be offering flu shots, but not the nasal “FluMist” product. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0622-laiv-flu.html and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have recommended that the nasal vaccine not be given this year due to concerns about poor effectiveness. While we know that many of our patients prefer the nasal vaccine as opposed to “getting stuck,” Plateau Pediatrics is committed to following vaccine recommendations and only offering safe and effective vaccines. The flu shot is still recommended, and we will have it in stock for all our patients ages 6 months and up. Watch our website and Facebook page for further announcements.
Sheri Burnett, RN
Ms. Sheri Burnett’s love for children, along with her talent for problem-solving, have inspired her to tackle immunization challenges in her practice.
As the Clinical Supervisor for Plateau Pediatrics, Ms. Burnett has vastly improved the vaccine organization and administration system for her practice. By revamping organizational practices and paying close attention to details, she has maximized Plateau Pediatrics’ efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of childhood immunization. Ms. Burnett provides her colleagues with immunization training and resources that allow them to excel at serving their patients. By creating and managing a highly-efficient environment, as well as being upfront and honest with the patients and families of Plateau Pediatrics, Ms. Burnett has played an integral role in improving immunization coverage of children younger than two years old. She took the initiative to improve patient education in the practice by displaying free-standing copies of handouts on all vaccines recommended for children.
Ms. Burnett’s expertise in childhood immunization has not gone unnoticed. Pediatricians, other healthcare professionals, and community resource networks all turn to her for insight on how to improve immunization practices and services in their own offices in areas such as vaccine administration, and vaccine storage and handling.
Ms. Burnett’s ongoing efforts to improve immunization practices within her own practice and her community make her Tennessee’s CDC Childhood Immunization Champion.
The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award, given jointly by the CDC Foundation and CDC, honors individuals who are doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote childhood immunizations in their communities.