Patsy Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC // Senior Director of Infection Prevention & Control // Children’s Minnesota
Vaccines have become a hot topic, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. In this episode, we dispel many circulating myths about vaccines and share the benefits of vaccines not just for the vaccinated, but those around them.
Patricia (Patsy) Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years in Infectious Diseases who specializes in vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. She is board certified in infection prevention and control. Patsy is the Senior Director of Infection Prevention & Control and the Children’s Immunization Project at Children’s Minnesota. She is a widely recognized specialist in vaccine-preventable diseases, having served as the first Nurse voting member (2004-2008) of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) where she continues as a liaison representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is a long-time member of the CDC’s ACIP Influenza Working Group, the Pediatric Schedule group and is on the recently formed Combination Vaccine working group. She is a regular national and international lecturer in pediatric vaccine related topics including “The burden of influenza on children in the United States”, and has published on vaccines including Measles Hospitalizations at a United States Children’s Hospital 2011-2017, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, June 2019, and An outbreak of measles in an undervaccinated community.
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