LCHC’s Becky Runnells Honored as Immunization Champion

Becky Runnells, LPN at Lucas County Health Center is among seven winners of the 2019 Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Immunization Champion Award, presented at the IDPH Immunization Conference June 20 in Des Moines. “These individuals exemplify exceptional commitment to protecting the public health through immunizations,” said IDPH Immunization and Tuberculosis Bureau Chief Don Callaghan. “The dedication and service they demonstrate in every aspect of their jobs makes them ‘champions’ in the truest sense.”


The IDPH Immunization Conference focused on current immunization information and vaccine education for health care providers. The conference has grown from a group of about 20 local public health agency staff in 1994 to over 600 attendees this year from 12 states.


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