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Immunization Champion

Children's Health, Fredericksburg

Crozet Family Medicine Dr. Lynn Cao with Children's Health, P.C. is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients ranging from newborns to adolescents. Her practice's goal is to promote complete physical and emotional health for all patients by providing quality, comprehensive and appropriate medical care and support to each child and their family. Her priority is to make sure each patient receives the best possible care. Every parent of a newborn seen by Dr. Cao is provided with a "Newborn Packet", which she takes the time to review, emphasizing the importance of receiving vaccines, following the ACIP schedule. She takes time to discuss adolescent vaccines with parents and the patient to educate them regarding the importance of receiving all immunizations.

Children's Health had a 100% immunization coverage rate for the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series when it was assessed in February 2014. When their adolescent coverage rates were assessed in February 2015, their rates exceeded state and national averages when compared to National Immunization Survey data. Based on that assessment, they had an 84% series completion rate for HPV. Their excellent rates can be attributed to Dr. Cao and her staff's dedication to checking immunization records at each visit, creating alerts for missing immunizations in their EMR and taking the time to educate patients and parents about the benefits of immunizations.

Dr. Cao makes special efforts to ensure that all patients are vaccinated on schedule. By taking the time to review and explain the immunization schedule to parents and patients, Dr. Cao is successful in decreasing fears and impacts parents' decisions to follow the recommended schedule. Dr. Cao has been providing care to pediatric patients in the Fredericksburg area since 2002. As a parent, Dr. Cao knows the helpless feeling parents have when their child is sick. As a Pediatrician, she is able to use her expertise to help parents by educating them on how to avoid vaccine preventable diseases.

Immunization Champions are nominated by VVFC staff.

Last Updated: 02-25-2015

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