Public Health MMR Immunization Response Team, Sullivan County Public Health Services Department

Amanda Wolfe, CHN, Alita Toro, RN, Laureena Turner, RN, Tiottia Russ, RN, Sylvia Peters, PHN, David Miner, RN, Stacie Wolcott, RN, Beverly Franskevicz, SPHN, April Novello, SPHN, Terri Sheeley, Principal Account Clerk, Chrystal McAdams, HHA, Iris Reyes, Account Clerk, Erica Pineda, FSW, Cheryl Goetschius, Principal Account Clerk, George Avadan, Senior Account Clerk

The Public Health MMR Immunization Response team successfully addressed a measles outbreak from March through September 2019, requiring implementation of ICS and emergency preparedness actions. All available resources, human and otherwise, were required to help control the outbreak. The team conducted dozens of MMR clinics throughout the summer in addition to their regular public health jobs. A great deal of time was spent providing health education, interpretation services, and fielding calls from the public. Sullivan County hosts approximately 170 children's summer camps and has several hundred thousand visitors in the summer, so this was no small feat. Everyone pitched in and worked well with administration and Epidemiology staff as a team.