When the state of Indiana issued a mandate to ensure that all middle and high school students were immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases for the 2010-2011 school year, Montgomery County (IN) public health nurse Rebecca Lang, BSN, RNC
, knew she would be in demand.
As the only RN in the health department of this small western Indiana county of 38,000, Lang coordinated the immunization of 740 students with over 2,000 Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis), meningococcal and varicella vaccines on the school system’s registration day alone, and arranged dozens of other immunization opportunities for students through summer and fall 2010. For those efforts and leadership at other shot clinics, Lang has been named the American Nurses Association's ANA Immunity Award winner for March 2011.
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